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He decided to quit

March 7, 2014

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My friend just quit his job. And I, being curious, asked him what made him pull the trigger. I knew he had been wishing to make a change for a while but wondered what actually made him decide to quit.

He said he realized (while on vacation, far away from home) that there were only two reasons he was staying where he was – fear and laziness. He thought to himself, “These are awful reasons to remain in a job I hate.” So he put in his notice, and quit.

How refreshing!

I truly love this approach to life, and I think we could all put it into practice more often. Evaluate why we are doing what we are doing and allow ourselves the space to answer honestly. Are our reasons good enough to continue in the direction we are going?

If not, we need to pull the trigger, and make a change. Move in a different direction.

If we want to be people that make forward progress in life and not become stagnant, we need to let life progress and move forward as well. This includes making some pretty major changes throughout our lives.

Often a big change is just what we need to start the momentum of change in other areas of our lives as well.

Are you currently in a situation you are unhappy with? What are your reasons for staying in that situation? Are they actually good enough reasons to continue in the direction you are going?

P. S. I think most people who have done this before will tell you doors of opportunity open after we decide to make a change, not before. When we are hesitant, we can’t think straight. When we commit to change, no matter if the path is clear at the moment, new opportunities always present themselves.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Ann Musico March 7, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    As always Claudia wonderful post. Your last point – that once we make the decision to take action, that’s when doors open and opportunities present themselves – is a great one. If we will just realize that I think it takes a lot of the “fear” of the unknown out and replaces it with excitement!

    • Reply Claudia Good March 10, 2014 at 3:54 pm

      Oh you are so right Ann!! I’m sure you have experienced this many times as you have stepped out into the unknown!

      Have a joy filled day friend 🙂

      • Reply Ann Musico March 10, 2014 at 4:19 pm

        Thank you Claudia! Same to you my lovely friend!

  • Reply Marilyn Darity March 7, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks for that insightful article, Claudia. You write so well and with wisdom beyond your years. Keep up the good work, and may the Lord bless you in all you do.

    • Reply Claudia Good March 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      Marilyn,
      Thanks for your comment and encouragement!! Miss seeing your smiling face! Love to you!

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