I’m Walking Away
When faced with a difficult situation or circumstances we don’t particularly like we have three and only three choices. Once you realise this you can then opt for the best of the three options or if you can only take one option then take it and be okay with the choice for the moment.
It is believing we have no options which leads to feelings of frustration, anger or helplessness.Here are your three options
Move away – this includes shitty clips your mates post on Facebook of cats being tortured, adverts trying to brainwash you into thinking your life is worthless without a new car or even plain old annoying people.
Change it – you can change more than you think. The most important thing is your attitude. You can also change your friends, relationships, job, income or where you live. You can do all of this if you really want to.
Accept it – this is for stuff we can do nothing about for the moment or even long term such as illness, redundancy or the three month wait before a dream holiday. Accepting something means you can experience peace of mind.
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wow – thanks Paul, really needed to hear that. I’m at a stage in life that I would like to quit my job of 5years and move on to doing something else. I’ve developed a passion of community development projects and would like to venture more in this – and do a bit of freelancing – ICT is slowly developing in our country especially in rural areas, like my home province – there is hardly any internet access or computers. Would so like to be part of educating people and contributing what i know , especially in these areas, but – being very comfortable in a job i’m so used to – makes me wonder if i can make it – but it will also mean spending more time with my kids .. i’m very motivated by your life story and how you progressed – it takes determination and persistance ey ?!
I have decided to walk away from my job of 9 years and start my own business before I am 50 – this time next year (2011).
I don’t want to work for anyone anymore.
It won’t be easy… but I don’t want to be looking at doing what I am doing now when I retire at 68 or whatever. Then not being able to afford having a life.
I want to build a business which will enable me to retire at 55.
Someone very dear to me has been trying to tell me exactly what you are saying in this blog. I have a hard time with the “acceptance” part of this. I have been working on trying to accept all the things that simply can’t be changed. While I am struggling with it, it is actually very liberating when I am able to do it. I’ll keep working on it.
You are right about being able to change things. Most people get stuck and don’t think that they have the option to change things, but you truly can. It might be difficult to do it, and it might take a lot of work, but you can change quite a bit.
I’ve been working on doing some self-improvement, and what I have noticed is that some of the crowds I used to hang around with just don’t fit in with the “new me”. I’ve had to walk away, too.
Walking away from pointless, stressful situations is one of the best things you can do. It’s so much better than letting yourself become entangled in other people’s problems.