The human condition is to want something better for ourselves–a better job, a better living space, more money, the list goes on. But even though the urge is to do better, fear may rear its ugly head and hold us back with excuses like, “you won’t be able to do that job” or “that guy will never be interested in you–you are out of his league.”
When the desire to want something better for ourselves becomes greater than the fear that we won’t be able achieve it, then it is time to take a risk, test the waters, and move on. How do you know it’s time?
1. You are bored and have little interest in what you are doing. You’ve been doing the same job for too long. There is nothing new or challenging. The tasks seem mechanical and you yearn for something different.
2. Your friends keep telling you that you can do so much more. People you trust keep seeing better things for you and encouraging you to take a risk–what have you really got to lose? Nothing…because even if it doesn’t work out, you will have learned something from the experience.
3. You have outgrown your digs, want to travel on your time off, and would love to improve your wardrobe. However, you can’t do any of that on the money you make now. You know there are jobs where you could be making more money and have the ability to
manifest your visions.
4. You have been thinking about living cross country–in fact, that is a big dream of yours. Nothing is impossible but if you really want to make it happen, you need to start creating a game plan to do it.
5. Your relationship is not going anywhere and you wonder why are still there. You look more deeply and realize you don’t want to go through the pain of a break-up. But what price are you paying for staying put? Time to muster up the courage to have that tough conversation that will change things.