by: Selena Richardson
Do you realize how good you have it? Yes, everyone has problems, but it could be worse than what it is now. Yes, everyone has a bad day or two, but it could be worse. Life can throw some serious curveballs at us sometimes.
Be thankful for the problems you have now and for those bad days when they come. They are there for a reason - to help you learn to pull through and to help you realize what you do want in life.
A lot of us don't know what we really want until we find out what we don't want. Or we find ourselves in a situation that we truly don't like.
By learning from these situations, finding out what we really want and focusing on what we really want, that's how we get to where we want to be.
You have a job that you despise. You hate going to work everyday, you're boss is non-supportive, etc, etc. But you need the money to pay your bills. You're in a catch-22. Do you quit your job and be happy or do you keep your job and be miserable?
Well, I quit my job last month and I haven't been happier since. Yes it's a little harder now but my husband is supportive and understanding. It's better to have a little less cash flow than to have a stressed out wife. Our home is more harmonious now and I have time to do the things that I was too stressed out to do before. New opportunities have opened up for me that wouldn't have if I was still caught up in the corporate world dealing with my day to day stress.
Raising kids and taking care of a household is a full-time job in itself but adding a stressful job that doesn't pay what you're worth makes you reconsider your priorities.
True, I could have found a different job but I would have just put myself back into the same situation as before. I have a background in computers so getting a technical job would have been easy. But I didn't want to go back to that world and the corporate world isn't that much better. So I decided to do what was best for me and my family for the long run.
That job taught me a valuable lesson and I am thankful for it. I learned what I didn't want in a job and I realized that I wasn't going to be happy in a traditional work environment. I had to create a job that I liked which is what I'm doing now with Creation Journeys.
I'm not advising anyone to just up and quit their job. What I am saying is that if you're in a situation that is not working stop and figure out what the problem is. For me, the list of problems with my old job was enormous, there was a serious management issue going on and the right people weren't doing the right thing about it. For you, it might be something that can be fixed.
Try and see the part that you don't like and find out what it is you do like. This applies to any situation, not just work. Take stock of the situation and look for a solution. There's no point in complaining about something if you're not going to try and fix it.
We get hit with a curveball sometimes. That happens because we need to get whacked upside the head every now and then. It's just a way to point us back in the right direction. Yes, it does hurt sometimes but you can prevent more curveballs by paying attention to what it is you want and focusing on getting there. The more you focus, the fewer curveballs. And if you're thankful for the curveballs you do get and really appreciate the lessons attached to them, they'll hurt less over time.