So it's time to put my money where my mouth is....or something like that.
Time for a lesson in C H A N G E...
Sometimes things have to break apart - stale things, stagnant things....boring things, things we've gotten used to, but don't know how to leave...for something good to come out of it. Sometimes it sucks. Sometimes it hurts, but once you get past that, opportunities present themselves and if you're looking for them, you can snag a pretty good one.
Here's what I'm talking about. I recently chose to leave an organization that had been a big part of my life for a long time. It had provided a lot of opportunities for me and my family. But it had stopped working for me. It just wasn't a good fit for us anymore. It literally didn't fit me, and was making me uncomfortable. Kind of like your favorite sweater that got shrunk in the dryer that's a little too short now, and scratches you under the arms now, you wish it still fit, but it doesn't. And there isn't anything you can do about it but give it to goodwill or your little sister or whatever, but it's got to go. To make room for something new - possibly something better. You've got to let it go....
When I left that organization, I was bummed. Really bummed. But the very next day, after thinking it over, I started talking to people. More importantly, I started LISTENING to people. People that had ideas for something new. Taking some guidance from a friend who made one single phone call, and after some discussion of weither or not it was a good fit (a NEW, cozy, JUST RIGHT sweater...) I was invited to join a new organization - one that fits me much better, one with more opportunity for my family and me. With a little room to grow even. So it worked out better than I thought it could have, but that first relationship had to break apart first, for the second one to present itself.
Has something like this ever happened to you? You felt uncomfortable, have grown out of something,scratching and pulling to try to make it keep fitting, and didn't know how to leave it? Been part of a relationship or a friendship then felt "pushed out" or left behind? When things like that happen you can see it as a good thing or a bad thing - when you see it as a good thing opportunites present themselves. When one presents itself, snag it, and see where it takes you.
Chances are, it's JUST RIGHT.
These Are My 5 Words...today.