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Turning the Proverbial Page!

There’s various writings about moving forward, being creative, not being stuck, not being afraid of trying new things, but sometimes it’s just too hard or frightening to contemplate doing anything other than what we’re doing right now, and that’s how we get stuck a rut!

Let’s focus on our fears of trying something new and what it is that makes us feel safe staying doing what we’re doing, doing something that often we don’t enjoy doing or fed up doing!

What is it in our psyche that gives us the unreal feeling of the metaphorical protective blanket keeping us safe, like when we’re fearful as children hiding under the bed covers or under the bed.

Who says we’re safe now? Who says things are always going to remain the same even if we want them to?

There’s a saying “Never be afraid to start over. It’s a chance to rebuild your life the way you wanted all along.”

For those of us who decided to take the plunge from being employed safe in the knowledge that whatever we do as long as we work our 40 hours a week we get paid to moving into the unknown, setting up a business, often working more than 40 hours a week for little or no money in the beginning. Knowing that when we want a day off or are sick affects our income.

We might consider taking the plunge may end up being the best thing we ever did, wondering why we didn’t do it years earlier reflecting on wasted opportunities we’ve missed previously.

How can we decide on what’s best for us when we are so emotionally involved, and financially tied up with what we’re doing, especially if we have family and dependents to consider?

Perhaps the message is this. “There comes a day when turning the page is the best decision for you because you realise there’s so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.”

It’s up to you isn’t it? You just need to turn the page OR get another book! It’s your choice.

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