We all have times in our lives when we feel the need to make some considerable changes. For some, it might mean getting a new job, moving to a new home, leaving the city they grew up in, or simply saying goodbye to something they have been a part of for a long time. Building the case for the change we desire is where things can get a little tricky. We need to understand our motives.
Maybe I'm odd, but there are some days where I feel like I have lost interest in what I am doing, or feel so burdened by the challenges that lie before me that I can't help but daydream...about winning the lottery, sweeping my family off to the Caribbean and living the simple life. And then of course, I realize that moving wouldn't solve anything and that in due time, I would lose interest in the simple life and crave a day with challenges. All I would really have gained is a change in scenery.
When faced with making life changing decisions, I have found a good starting point is to ask the question, "Are you running FROM something or are you running TO something?" These are two VERY different questions and the answer is incredibly insightful. One is about escaping problems we don't want to solve; the other is running to opportunities we are ready to try. As you can imagine, "running from" is usually not a good decision.
As Benjamin Franklin said so well, "The discontented man finds no easy chair." Personally, I think change is great as long as my intentions are great. Too bad it took me so long to figure this out...I could have avoided some wrong changes. Oh well, as I often say, I may not be where I want to be, but at least I'm not where I used to be.
How do you find your easy chair?