I have been reading a book by the name of Mojo the past couple of days and came across a chapter today talking about change. The chapter discussed how if there is a point in our career or life where we are unhappy either change It or change You. So many times I see people who are unhappy and feel stuck whether it is their physique, their job, their relationship, or whatever other situation there may be. Many times these people will continue to complain about their situation but never do I see any steps taken towards improvement. In one way this makes sense. I mean it is a lot easier to complain than to be proactive and make a change. However, without working towards change, we will be stuck in these miserable positions forever, only able to continue to complain.
Take for instance the overweight individual who hates the way he/she looks and complains daily about the feeling of being overweight. This individual has two choices. One choice is the easy one, continue to complain and stay the same. The other option is the harder option, but has much more reward. This person could make a change and start a diet, get to the gym more than the one time a week they go now, and see some change in the way to look and feel. Being proactive and making a change in the way they think and the way they act is going to get them out of the hole they have been in and create that sense of happiness and success.
A similar situation is the guy who has a job that he hates to wake up for. Not only is it crappy pay, it is miserable company, and terrible hours. The only thing this guy thinks he can do is complain every day to his coworkers and then go home and continue to be miserable and complain some more to his family. The real answer to this situation would be to make a change. Maybe he is only qualified to work this specific job and to quit would be impossible because he has bills to pay and a family to feed. There are still options though. He could take online classes and get a degree in another field so that he could find another job that would be more enjoyable.
I am not saying there is always a quick out of a bad situation. What I am saying though is that if a situation is making you unhappy, do something about it instead of being miserable. CHANGE the way you think, CHANGE the habits you have, CHANGE the people you surround yourself with. We have the power to change our environment. Just because we have been around a situation for a long time does not mean we are stuck in that situation. Yes, it is hard to change when we are comfortable, but it is not conducive to success to be comfortable when that comfort is negative. Stand up to your life and make a change to become better and create a better path for yourself.