“If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.” ~ Unknown
Nineteen years and 12 days… that’s how long I have worked for one of the largest insurance companies in the nation. Today, I notified my boss that in two weeks I would be resigning my position with the company. Sounding as if he were on some hidden camera comedy show, he responded “Are you serious?” I looked directly at him and replied “Very serious.” Serious, and also scared and questioning whether I was having a momentary lapse in sound judgment. However, I didn’t think my boss needed to know about those thoughts so I kept them to myself.
Change… a six-letter word that appears harmless on paper. However, when this word is put into action, feelings of anxiety, worry, doubt, and F-E-A-R often rise up from within. Where are these feelings coming from? Are they from a place of comfort because it is easier to stay where life is familiar? Are they from a place where the concern is about what others will think? Maybe they think we will make a terrible mistake. Are they from a hidden place deep down inside where doubt reigns creating thoughts that say we can’t be successful doing anything different?
The list can go on and on why the choice is to not change. But if I make that choice not to change, I may miss an opportunity to become the best version of myself. I may miss an opportunity to be revitalized and live with joy and purpose. If I don’t take the risk, I will never know the answer to what could have been.
So I made my decision to step outside my world of comfort and security and do something I’ve never done in order to get something I’ve haven’t had. Let’s see where this change in my journey takes me.
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” ~ Nelson Mandela
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