This is a picture of my little sister Molly reacting to the arrival of the ice cream man.
If your dream doesn’t make you feel like this sometimes, it might not be the right dream.
If there aren’t moments where you feel amazed that you get to live your dream, it might not be the right dream.
If there aren’t times when you jump out of bed or jump on a plane or just jump in the air because you get to be a painter, singer, dancer, business planner, doctor, nurse, lawyer, or whatever your “dream job” is, maybe you haven’t found it yet.
And that’s OK, because eliminating what you’re doing as a possible candidate gives you one less place to look.
Will you always feel like this? Will your reaction to working on your dream always be like Molly’s reaction to the ice cream truck? Of course not. There are lots of grind-it-out moments where you have to do things you might not like for the privilege of doing things you love.
But if your dream doesn’t feel like this photo sometimes, it might not be the right dream.