You Were Born To Do So Much More Than Pay Bills And Die

Vladyslav Dukhin
Vladyslav Dukhin

I’m in a transition period in my life and truthfully, I absolutely hate it. My mom tells me that life gets boring, that boring is good and it’s just what happens. I love her, but she’s wrong.

Life is not supposed to be boring, life is supposed to be incredible. You’re supposed to take risks and chances. You’re supposed to do things that people tell you are impossible. You’re supposed to do things that you love in a world that tells you that you should just pay bills and die.

I refuse to let that be my life. I refuse to wake up, spend my time commuting through traffic to work a 9-5 job I hate to come back home to watch TV and sleep, maybe hit the gym and cook dinner.

That’s not living, that’s being a zombie just aimlessly going through each day with no thrills and no adventure. That’s spending five days hating your life waiting for the two days on the weekend to do nothing but catch up on cleaning, sleep and errands. That’s not living.

Life isn’t supposed to be boring or easy, it’s supposed to be filled with highs and lows. Life is suppose to challenge you and make you stronger because those lows you hit only build up the highs. 

I refuse to be one of those people who spend their entire year waiting to take their one week vacation. I want to live a life I don’t need to take a vacation from because it’s so fulfilling. And it’s possible, it really is. All you need is a dream and a plan to get out of the hole you’re in and move forward towards what you really want.

There is so much more to life than working a job you hate. It’s one thing if the job you hate allows you to do the things you enjoy in life, like money for travel or maybe a new car that you’ve been wanting, but if it doesn’t serve you in that way either, why they hell are you still there?

I hate to break it to you, but life isn’t meant to be lived just going through the motions. There is so many wonderful, fulfilling opportunities in the world and saying “it’s just a job” is probably the worst mindset you could have. That job you’re working is where you spend around 40 hours a week, that’s a lot of time you’re suffering through when you could find something much more enjoyable that you love. And it is possible to find a career you absolutely love.

Someone I went to college with tweeted “I think my favorite thing about my new job is that the paper towel dispenser actually gives you a reasonable amount of paper.”


The best thing about your job should be the work you’re doing. It should be feeling like you’re making a difference, that you’re needed and doing something you love. It should be the creative minds you’re surrounded with and the support you feel.

Your life shouldn’t feel trapped in a job, you shouldn’t be miserable going to work everyday because there are other alternatives. There are other jobs, more fulfilling jobs than what you’re currently doing.

If you’re not doing something that makes you happy then you’re wasting your life.

Not everyone can change their life, some people will never leave their job and that’s fine, someone has to do the work. But it’s possible to be a lot happier and live a more fulfilling life – that change just has to start with you. 

You really don’t need a lot to be happy, but most people think they do. They think the more they have the happier they will be, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Things aren’t the key to happiness, the more you possess doesn’t meant the more entitled to feeling happy you will be. Honestly, the more you own the more stressful your life is. The more you have the more cluttered your life will be, and the more cluttered your mind will be.

The truth is those who live simply sleep more soundly.

Everyone has so much potential to live the life they’ve always wanted, but most people just stop trying to get there before they ever really start. Failure is inevitable, but if you stop trying to get up because it seems to hard then you’ll never get up. Only if you keep trying will you have a chance to better your life so don’t give up because your life isn’t meant to be boring. You are born to do so much more than pay bills and die. There’s a whole life between that and it’s waiting for you. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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