If you are not excited about it, it's the wrong path
If you are not excited about your life, who will be?
It's easy to get caught up in the burden of past decisions. And even easier to get bogged down in jobs, careers, and relationships you, at best, don't like, and at worst, hate.
I know from personal experience how harmful it is to stay somewhere you don't like. For me, it was a job that lasted close to four years in tenure and felt like a decade in torture. The job was mediocre, the people were awful and leadership was dangerously deficient.
It led to bouts of anxiety, anger, frustration and a minor car accident. I knew it was the wrong path but I stayed for one dumb (and the occasional rational) reason or another. Eventually my confidence dipped and my immune system was shot.
I felt disheartened and stuck for a long time.
If you've ever felt that way, you'll know those ill feelings become impossible to compartmentalise to one area of your life. Those ill feelings seep and trickle until they impact every area of your life and everyone around you ends up suffering too.
What a waste of life and living, right?
I eventually got out and rebuilt myself.
In the process I promised myself I would never stay somewhere I wasn't passionate and excited about and I haven't.
Since then, I rarely get caught up in what doesn't work for long. I say NO to toxic peers, to flakey clients, to projects that don't align to my values and to things that don't inspire me in some way. I change course. I change gears. I try something else. Why on earth would I settle for less?
Because no matter how cliched I might sound, life really is too short not to pursue all the things that make you come alive.
I don't believe it's ever too late to change your mind, try something new, or reroute your destination and move in an entirely different direction. You deserve a chance to figure out and fight to do the things that make you happy, don't you?
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