Change is hard. Complacency is so much easier. I’ll keep my job. I’ll keep in this relationship. I won’t say anything. I won’t rock the boat. I’ll suck it up. I’m only 10 years from retirement and then I can do……x, y or z. I’ll stay put in my community because I know it and it’s safe. I’ll keep my routine. I’ll, I’ll, I’ll……fill in the blank. But what if you aren’t happy? What if you’ve dreamed of another life?
Have you ever felt like a hamster on its wheel day in and day out? Doing the same thing over and over again and getting the same results? Trying to effect change but realizing that the amount of work that you are putting in to effect change is not moving the needle towards enlightenment for anyone that you work with or for? This is the first step in understanding that you just may need to change the direction of your life. You’re working hard for change and change is not happening. There is nothing worse than going to a job day after day and hoping that today is the day that everyone gets it. In fact, I believe that there is a saying we should all embrace………
Don’t go crazy trying to change the status quo if the status quo clearly doesn’t want to change. Walk towards the light and a new direction.
Do you wake up and just not feel good about your day, week, month anymore? Your job feels stale, your life feels like it’s on autopilot? This is the second step in understanding that you may need to change the direction of your life. You just don’t feel good about things anymore.
What IF there is something else out there for you? What if you are missing opportunities by staying in the same place day in and day out? What if you could feel GREAT every day, week, month, year after year in a job/relationship/family that is fulfilling and makes a difference?
Is it getting harder to maintain your health? Do you feel out of shape? Have you gained weight or lost weight? Has your nutrition suffered? Do you self medicate with alcohol or drugs? Do you have more colds, flus, and sinus infections? Do you just generally feel run down? This is the third step in understanding that you may need to change the direction of your life. Your body is reacting.
If your workplace is not health oriented, if the pace of work is infringing on your health, if you are waking up in the night thinking of all the things you need to do the next day, if you dread going to work and sitting in front of a computer all day, if you generally feel sluggish and down everyday as you prepare for your day……it’s time to walk towards the light and a new direction.
Are you hearing voices? I mean the voice in your head urging you to re-evaluate your life and the choices that you are making. Do you listen? This is the fourth step in understanding that you may need to change the direction of your life. You ignore your inner voice.
Have you been thinking of a change for awhile? Going over options in your head? Daydreaming of another opportunity/relationship/career? Listening to your gut, following your passion, opening up your thoughts to the positives instead of the negatives can vastly improve your chances of changing direction for the better.
Don’t wait your entire life to do the things you’ve dreamed about. Don’t wait until you’re old to say I wish I would have, I wish I could have. Be the change that you want to see in your life, community, state, world. It’s time. Turn on your bright new future. Walk towards it. Change direction. Embrace YOUR new world. Peace.