Many years ago my sisters insisted that I was in denial. "What are they talking about?" I thought to myself many times. I was very offended and hurt by their comment.

What was I in denial of? I had my own business, 3 kids, a home, and a happy marriage of now 17 years. I could not understand them. I thought about this comment for many years. It is funny how one comment can last a lifetime. Only time would slowly reveal this answer to me.

I final realized that I was in denial because I was not following my true calling. I had gotten into a business out of the need to make money. Like many of us today, it was a way to pay the bills, nothing more. There was no passion, no joy. It was just work.

What one does not realize is, that as time goes by this job becomes your warden. You begin to live in a prison of your own making. The joy of life slowly begins to fade. Sounds depressing, right!

Well it is! This is how must of us go through life. Why?

Author's Bio: 

Journalist with extensive studies in the field of self ananlysis, self motivation and positive pattern formation
to change personal image.