So there’s doing your Thing in the BIG sense and there’s doing your Thing in the "How you do it right now" sense. When you realise these are different, you’ll see that there’s no problem if you don’t want to do your Thing any more, as you’ll most probably be meaning this in the "I don’t want to do the work I am doing right now any more" sense. Your Thing is your Thing and will most likely always be your Thing–that BIG result you want for people... something like: joy, expansion, clarity (mine), focus, inspiration, calm, etc.
Now how you ‘do’ this and what you’re doing as the actual ‘work’ to deliver this might very well change (and sometimes even dramatically) over time. Your Thing is always going to evolve as you evolve. You might still want to do the same work as your Thing but with a different market or niche. You might want to retrain entirely to a different skill or type of work, but the ultimate outcome will remain. Take the example of a medical doctor who becomes a coach (a client–so a real example)... her Thing was always to make people ‘feel better’, although now it’s in a different sense (of mental and energetic well-being) than it was when she’s practicing medicine (which is physical well-being). I also know Doctors who have trained as yoga teachers, and also doctors who are now mentors and business leaders–the ultimate Thing they have always wanted to share hasn’t changed (the 'feeling better'), just the format.
And so, if right now you’re ready to throw in the towel on your Thing, that’s OK. It might be you need a small adjustment, or a great big one on the ‘how’, but most likely the ‘what’ will remain the same...
Something to think about.
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