I feel stuck in my job. It sickens me every day when I wake up and think of going to work, again. I always get stuck in traffic with everyone racing to get to a job they hate. WHY?! How do I break free from my Job?
How Do We Get Stuck in Jobs We Hate?
The simple answer is that most of us start out after high school or college needing a job to pay the bills or get that cool car that we just can’t live without. The next thing that happens is we aren’t making enough money to pay the bills and we start living from paycheck to paycheck.
I have been in that situation for most of my life but I am bound and determined to break free of it.
But, How Do I Get Out of This Nightmare!
For most of us it comes down to your will. What are you willing to do to keep fighting to make a change?
Most of us in this situation don’t have a lot of money and we don’t want to lose the one job we have now because we have to feed ourselves and our family and pay for rent, and an old broken down car.
So, you find yourself in this situation. What are you going to do?
Are you one of those people standing in line hoping to get the winning lottery ticket? Good luck with that one.
Why are we standing in line to buy a lottery ticket when we know there’s no way we’re going to win? One word……
We are hoping to change our lives and our future. We may not have much but we still have a little hope some place deep down in side our soul.
We must keep our hope alive. Do whatever you have to do to keep hope in your life. Don’t give up on your hopes and dreams.
You’re Stuck…….. Or Are You?
Believe me when I say I understand what it’s like to be stuck and never have enough money. Nearly everyone in my family barely survives month to month and the ones who look like they’re doing great are actively going in the debt hell-hole.
What can you do? You can choose to keep going down this same path and be in this same situation many years from now. Does that sound appealing to you?
Or…….you can start making a change.
This change doesn’t have to be this year, it’s just that you need to start making the change.
How many of us are all for the “get-rich-quick scheme” and “lets make that change right now?”
Let me ask you a question. How many great things in life usually happen to you instantly? Don’t those wonderful things normally take time?
Let me ask you another question. How many times have you looked back on your life and said……”If I would have only planted that tree 10 years ago, it would be huge by now?” I can’t tell you how many times I have chosen not to do something because it would take a few years and then five years later I’m kicking myself because of it.
Time goes by much faster than we think. Time seems slow right now, probably because you’re reading this article, but you will wake up months from now wondering where did the time go.
So, You Are Not Stuck! You Only Think You Are
I guarantee you everyone that’s reading these words is not stuck. You may have to take some extreme action to get “unstuck” but you are not stuck.
You need to start looking farther into the future and begin planning. Maybe you need to make an immediate change to get you to the place where you can really plan but you need to have a long term outlook.
Think about this. Everyone loves to watch the super fit sprinters at the Olympics. They sure look good and they are ripped all over and WOW! How explosive!
BANG! They’re out of the blocks and 10 seconds later they’re raising their hands in victory, wrapping themselves in their countries flag, or they’re on the ground gasping for breath.
Which one do you want to be……and I’m not talking about any of them.
I’m talking about the skinny long distant runners who are taking hours to run a race that seems to never end. These runners aren’t massively built. They are not built for incredible bursts of speed. They are built for the long, grinding, mentally excruciating race that never seems to end.
Now, once again……which one do you want to be…..in LIFE?
We need to stop thinking of ourselves as being in a sprint but being in a marathon. Not many people want to run marathons, because they’re hard, they take forever and you have to train forever to be great at them.
Life is Not a Sprint…… Life is a Marathon
Stop what you’re doing and write down what you have always wanted to do. Maybe you have several things.
I recommend you keep it to yourself for a short time and keep adding to it for a few days or a week. Next, take some time and get away from everyone. Maybe your alone time is at the park or in a quiet room when everyone is freaking over some sporting event.
Find some alone time and really ponder what you want.
Next, start developing a plan of how you will get there. Find someone who can give you guidance or at least encouragement and isn’t going to laugh at you and tell you “that will never happen.”
Find friends that are positive, encouraging and looking for hope as you are.
If you are in a horrible situation than the first thing you need to do is remove yourself from that place.
REMEMBER, AT ALL COST……FIND YOUR HOPE!…….and never stop fighting and believing in you.