You're only going to get something different by doing something different! For a lot of people, those are very uncomfortable words to swallow. I admit, they can be for me as well.
For so long I struggled with doing what I should do rather than doing what my heart said was right. As I take the reigns on a very different avenue in my life, the whole self-awareness paradigm has been eating my inside. It is so easy to be safe. To live day in and day out. To have a stable job, to make a steady income, to do the things in life that are supposed to make me happy. Safety provides comfort, but purpose burns greater because of passion.
I believe it takes courage to take a leap of faith and to set aside other's judgements as their own insecurities. As I slowly creep out of this box, I realize that it really isn't all too scary out here. It's actually pretty enjoyable.
If you're unhappy with your present situation, ask yourself, is what you're doing now going to get you to where you want to be. You can make all the plans in the world, but unless you're willing to take action, chances are not a lot is going to change. One thing that is certain, if you're waiting for others around you to change, it's going to a LONG wait.
I understood that my passion is fitness. My heart races at the thought of helping someone learn the tools to become a healthier person. In my previous career, I found the I had to be falsely authentic and could never live up to other's expectations because I wasn't fulfilling my own. Today, my passion is natural and organic. I'm genuinely dedicated. I have waited so long to say these words..."I love my job!"
If you're feeling stuck or not living your life to your true potential, stop to think today of the things that make you happy and then begin my making a plan to make it happen! Stop making excuses and placing the blame on others and get real with yourself. You'll be happy you did!