What does it take to change your life?
Well in my humble opinion it takes a whole lot of courage, determination, drive, ambition and the unfailing support of your family and friends.
I used to be sitting behind my desk in the office or driving around the country on client visits thinking to myself “there has to be more, there has to be! Life just can’t be about going to work and praying for the weekend not to end, it can’t be! There has to be more!!!”
And you know what? There is more out there you just have to be brave enough to:
- Realise you’re not happy in your current situation
- Realise what it is you’re not happy about
- Understand what you want to do
- Be willing to put the changes in place to achieve your objective
Now, I’d already realised 1 & 2 but it was 3 & 4 that I struggled with.
I’ve never really known what it was I wanted to do or be with regards to my career; I’d always been lucky enough to “fall into” work and through hard work managed to achieve a fair bit, promotions, good salaries, good commissions and fabulous friends etc but there was always something lurking in the back of my mind and it was a little voice saying to me “there is more you know”
And there is more! How did I discover “my more?”
I quit my job, sold my house and went volunteering and travelling, as you do! J
A little extreme perhaps, but the question is “knowing now what I know, would I still do it?” and the answer is………
If you are thinking that you’re done with the daily grind, if material nonsense no longer pleases you more than 2 minutes following the purchase, if you’re unhappy in your relationship, if you don’t know what you want to do with your life but you know you’re not doing it, if you’re sick & tired of the crappy weather and the recession woes of the UK; then I would URGE you to make some changes, maybe not as drastic as selling your whole world but still make them, make the changes you can live with and go do something different; volunteer, travel, camp America, European road trip, yoga courses, therapy, fruit picking in Europe, if you’re young enough go live & work in Oz or NZ for a year, re-train, go back to school, work with young people, elderly people, make a difference in your lives and theirs but DO IT, JUST DO IT! (Thank you Nike!)
This is it people, this our one shot at having the most amazing life and we are meant to have an amazing life; dig deep, find the courage and do it!
I know it seems scary and you might not be able to achieve it but the question to ask yourself is this:
What have I got to lose by trying?
Good luck y’all, it’s an amazing feeling when you realise you’re living the life you love
As always, would love to know what you think and if you’re thinking of changing direction in any aspect of your life, would love to hear your thoughts, views and how you’re getting on!
Until next time…… E xxx