There’s an epidemic of dissatisfaction in this country. The dream of working hard and reaping the rewards has turned out to be a false one for most. More and more people are discovering that what they’ve been sold over the years isn’t going to bring them happiness after all.
Change is frightening though, it’s easier to stay the same. Or is it?
Most people overestimate the risk of change, and underestimate the risk of staying the same.
When considering change many people will imagine the worst potential outcome of that change. They fail to consider the best possible outcome of change and the worst possible outcome of staying the same.
The Best Possible Outcome Of Change
For many people the best possible lifestyle is the one where their work doesn’t feel like work because it’s their passion. There is no requirement for ‘balance’, because what they do for a living excites and fulfils them as much as their hobbies and recreation time. The best possible outcome brings the right amount of money, freedom, and a true sense of living with peace of mind. There’s also ‘spare’ time to enjoy simple pleasures.
The Worst Possible Outcome Of Staying The Same
Take a look at your trajectory. Are you happy? Are you getting happier? Are you financially secure? Are your savings growing? Do you have enough time for the things you want to do? Are you gaining more time to pursue what interests you, or are you finding that you have less and less?
It’s unlikely your trajectory will change unless you do.
When you start to see the real stakes of staying the same, making changes may not seem so risky after all.