Do you fear change in your life? Do you go out of your way to keep the ‘status quo’ because you are content with how things are? If the answers to these questions are ‘Yes’ then you need to think about what you are missing out on! You are probably missing out on opportunities that could bring great happiness!
Are you in a job that you have been in for years and only stay there because it is stable and safe – you provide for your family and that is what you are expected to do? Sure but not at the expense of your happiness. What happened to that creative, energetic, exciting, ‘willing to try anything’ person you used to be? Have you allowed life to get on top of you rather than take control yourself? It may be that you don’t want to go through the hassle of having to prove yourself at another workplace but surely ‘change is good as a holiday’.
If you are not ready for change yet – then you should at least create a plan. Where do you want to be in one year, two years, five years and ten years? Setting some goals will help you stay on track and give you some chance of realizing your dreams and goals. It’s important to write these goals down too and not to try and do them all at once as it may become too much. Focus on one goal at a time.
Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
‘Change’ can have a negative effect on our lives but in most cases it is short-lived and the experience teaches us something about ourselves. You may learn that you are more capable in an area of work than you thought you were. You may learn that you are more confident amongst new colleagues than you thought you would be. These examples relate directly to your career and job situation but no doubt we can apply these simple concepts to many aspects of our life – relationships, living situation, how you spend your spare time, etc.
Every major life change will affect you and your family to some degree. The question you need to ask yourself is “Am I truly happy?” I believe that happiness should be central to all of our life’s decisions! True happiness means you can live a life that is filled with your passions and what is important to you. Life is too short for regrets. Surprise yourself. Take your life into your own hands and fight the fear. It’s worth it.