You want change. You want movement. You want some big shift in situation, environment… but that’s not actually the need, is it?
The need is change at a much more fundamental level, a change in how-you-do, a change in your habits, routines, the ruts you walk, how you operate, what you allow and don’t allow.
You need some change at the fundamental level of who you are, and a change in situation won’t make that happen.
Move to a different house, you’re still the same person inside different walls.
Get a different job, you’re still the same person with a different company’s name on your paycheck.
Get a different relationship, you’re still the same half of it that you were in the last one.
The changes you want to make – the core changes – are a matter of choice, of your own action.
You want to get skinnier or more organized or more productive or work consistently or write better or write more or dream bigger or make more money or be more scheduled or become more creative or finish your projects or hire some help or take yourself seriously or finally launch that business or follow through on your plans or save money or take a vacation or take a risk or any of the other ideas whirring around in your heart. You won’t do any of them by finding a new situation or moving to a new environment.
You are your own environment, and you’re stuck with yourself.
So you can either change yourself, the things about yourself that need to change, your habits, or you can accept: it is what it is. Leave it alone. Stay where you are. Settle for what you’ve got.
It’s up to you.
*Blue eye image by Jef Bettens, shared on Stock.Xchng.