Well, folks, we’ve about come to the moment of truth. Yes, I’m talking about Tax Day, which is right around the corner…
Hopefully you, as I do, look forward to this with curiosity and satisfaction. 🙂
Okay, I realize that is not true for many (most?) people. That is fine. As I wrote at the beginning of the year (in an albeit embarrassed way), I enjoy doing our taxes. In fact, I have spent many hours this week on last year’s taxes. And I’ve been enjoying it 🙂
I am much more sensitized these days to the importance of enjoyment. It is critical! One must strive to do what is enjoyable! It is not so important what it is than that you enjoy it.
So I will proudly own that I enjoy doing our taxes. Just as I enjoy managing our money. Yesterday, I observed myself feeling immense satisfaction as I was working with the tax software. I noticed that a particular type of well-being was coming over me, the well-being that comes from certainty. I enjoy being certain about the money coming in and out. I realize now how important that sense of security is. My need for certainty is definitely tied up with money, as I discovered last Thanksgiving when we happened to be watching a Tony Robbins video that dealt with the subject of basic human needs.
Since I understand how satisfying this is for me on a very basic level, and since I understand better than ever how reaching for satisfaction really ought to be front and center in our lives, I am no longer self-conscious about my money management penchant (well, okay, mostly not).
I really see how important it is for people to focus on what inspires and satisfies them. Do what brings you joy! Focus on the stuff that is fun for you! That is where you genius lies, that is where your passion lies, that is where your fun lies!
We have basically all been taught that we have to strive and work and force ourselves to go out and do things. Abraham-Hicks calls it “efforting.” All this efforting, all the time. Poppycock! Stop efforting, and start enjoying!
I am seeing the value in this more than ever. And just because I happen to enjoy doing our taxes, don’t think that you have to be the same way. Believe it or not, many people actually enjoy doing things that other people might think are boring, tedious, or stupid. Some of us like being square, plain, boring, or “fuddy-duddy” in our own way. It is not important what it is, it is important that you enjoy it!