Sometimes it’s easy to sit and wait for something to happen.
To stay in your safe place, in your comfy job, in your OK life…
Watching the world go by, watching the clock, waiting for home time, waiting for Friday, or waiting for your next holiday, or even retirement to save you.
It feels easy, but it’s not making you feel good.
I know, I was there for 11 years, and I found it almost impossible to make a change.
The money was good, the benefits were great, my colleagues were (mostly) lovely. I could easily have stayed there for another 20 or 30 years.
But inside me, a part of me was dying. The part that tells you there’s more to life than a job. The part that wants you to enjoy life, to see new things, to grow as a person, to spend quality time with your loved ones, to make memories worth looking back on. To create a legacy.
That part kept shouting at me louder and louder, every day, until staying stuck was no longer an option.
Change was inevitable.
As it always is.
So I took a leap. One day, without planning or building up a safety net, I quit. Was it the wisest thing I could have done? Some people would say no. But it was the best thing I could do. I was listening to my inner self. I was finally giving myself the chance to live.
To breathe, to choose differently.
And I have never regretted it, not for one second. Maybe I regret not planning it more in advance, but it had to be done.
We’re always in exactly the right place at exactly the right time, doing, thinking and feeling exactly the right things.
And so it is.
When you’re feeling that nudge, how do you know it’s the right time?
When it feels like the only option.
When you know deep down what you have to do. When you’re certain. Yes, there will be nerves, and doubts, and fear. You ego wants to keep the status quo, always. Your ego hates change because change means uncertainty. Change brings growth, and growth means that parts of the old you will be left behind. It’ll feel like a part of you is dying as you change.
But that’s a good thing, and it’s part of life.
You don’t leave school, and still continue to wear your school uniform, do you?
So why hold onto your old beliefs when you’ve outgrown them?
Why stay stuck in your old life when you know you’re meant to be living a new, different one?
You can get through the initial pain of taking off the bandaid; you can either rip it off and make massive changes straight away, or you can change gradually and peel it off one step at a time.
Either way, those changes will come.
That job won’t always be as secure as it seems.
That old life will suffocate you, if you let it.
When change feels like the only option, look forward and embrace it with a smile.
Change is a friend.
Change brings gifts.
Change is continuous.
Change is good.
You can get through it.
And it will all be worth it in the end.
If you need me, I’m here to support you every step of the way.
Remember, You Are Amazing.