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Shaking up your life is terrifying.
Too often we’re unhappy with the way our lives are going.
And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Acknowledging a problem is the first step toward rectifying it.
But you have to know what you want.
Ain’t no use wanting to make a change but not knowing what that change should be.
That old adage – failing to plan is planning to fail – it’s true.
It’s not enough to decide you want to be all Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall and take off for years to do your own thing – kill zebras, sail on epic ships, visit Indian gurus and who knows what else – they were pretty vague in that film.
You need an end goal and you need to lay out the steps to take to reach that point.
And if you’re really committed to it, you’ll have to get past the fear.
You’ll have to stop throwing up every conceivable barrier, every reason why you can’t.
Maybe you’ll find you don’t really want to follow through. Fine.
But if you DO, then you gotta balls up and take action.
Do you ever get frustrated by people who won’t take steps to take control of their own lives?
And how do you determine whether you really, really want something, when it’s not something you can realistically trial beforehand?