Have You Found Your Goobi?

By: Jeff Mccall

Many people spend the whole of their lives searching for
that elusive secret to their own success. Often the so-
called 'secret' is sitting right under their very nose.

Let's face it, unless you're naturally gifted, making a
success of anything involves a whole lot of hard work. A lot
of the time, the work we're faced with is often boring and
monotonous. Wouldn't it be great if it were fun? Ding, dong!
Are the lights starting to flash, and bells starting to
sound inside your head yet?

I'm tempted to carry on rambling at this stage, but I know
your just itching to find out what a GOOBI is. Am I right?

Well I'll put you out of your misery right now! GOOBI is
simply a mnemonic for Get Out Of Bed Inducer. It's that
thing that gets you out of bed in the morning and puts a
spring in your step. It's also been described elsewhere, as
your "Friday night essence". Think about it, what would you
happily spend Friday night working on instead of dining with
friends or watching a movie?

I was reminded of the GOOBI concept recently, whilst
watching a film. The title of the film escapes me, which is
probably best because it was rubbish.

If I was to tell you
the title you'd only go watch it, and then you'd be saying
why did he mention that film it was rubbish.

Anyway, at one point in the film, the leading character made
a statement that struck a chord with me. He said "The secret
to success is to find something you love doing, and do it
for the rest of your life!" Of course, he was talking about
finding your GOOBI.

So here comes the hard part. To find your GOOBI you have to
start thinking for yourself. I know that bit's going to come
as a shock to some of you, as a lot of people will go to the
ends of the earth to avoid thinking for themselves. Isn't it
just a lot easier to run with the flock and let the shepherd
and his dog make all the decisions for you?

If you've just answered "Yes" to that last part, then all I
have to say to you is "Baaah!". For those of you who don't
speak Sheep, roughly translated this means "You'd be better
off grazing with the flock, you haven't got what it takes".

If you think that thinking is hard, you ain't seen nothing

(Authors note: "think that thinking is hard" is it me or
does that have chicken and egg connotations? Never mind,
hopefully you see my point. Let's get back to the plot.)

What do you really love to do? It's a simple question; so
don't try to make it a hard one. We're talking about
constructive exercises here so don't cheat by saying
"Nothing". Anyway, I'm sure you'd get bored doing absolutely
nothing for the rest of your life.

The answer you come up with should be your true vocation. If
you're totally honest with yourself, then if you do the
thing you love for the rest of your life, you can't fail to
be successful. You'll literally do anything you need to do,
to carry on doing what you love to do. Hey, have I just
invented a new tongue twister, or another piece of nonsense

So, go find your GOOBI! You know it makes sense, which after
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