Hi Joshua,

For about the last twenty or more years I have been in a career success null zone. I have tried to follow my passion but ended up spending loads of time on ideas that fizz. I can’t count the number of projects I’ve worked on passionately that end up not going anywhere. Why? Any help is appreciated. I have a project for children that is dear to my heart but maybe I should just give up.

Kind Regards, Lis

Dear Lis,

In this reality, you cannot fail. We know this is of little comfort, but it is fact. The only way you could perceive failure or stagnation is because you are not understanding how reality works and its purpose. You are here to expand joyfully through experience. How about that? That’s all you are here to do and you are doing a marvelous job. You’ve had a lot of wonderful, expansive experiences. Bravo! You are a success.

Since you cannot fail, you can give up your fear of failure and your fear of success. You feel like if you fail that means something about yourself. It does not. You feel like if you succeed, you must be something different. It does not. By being who you really are, by being your authentic self, there is no failure and you’ve already succeeded.

So we say follow your interests and involve yourself deeply in your passions. Don’t look at the results to make you feel good. Look at how you feel when you are involved in something you are passionate about. If you are interested, that’s all that matters. If you are happy, that’s all that matters. If time flies by and you are having fun, what could be better than that? Don’t look at money to validate your worth. That’s another matter entirely. Just do what you feel like doing in the moment and you will live a life that is filled to the brim with interest and enjoyment. Enjoyment is joy.

When you enjoy what you’re doing in the moment, you are living in joy. When you are interested in what you are doing, you are living in joy. That is expansion in joy. That is joyous expansion. That is what you came for. How could it be any better than that? Simply adjust your perspective slightly and you will see what we see. You are using some meaningless measuring stick that creates an illusion of failure. Count the moments spent passionately pursuing things that are dear to your heart. That’s what is meaningful. You are already a success in the only thing that matters. Adopt this perspective and everything you want will fall effortlessly into place.