Dec 9, 2015
Topic - Changing Direction. I’ve done everything right, but it turned out wrong. Sound like a country song?
Looking back, I realize there were times when I just should’ve stopped and said, “Nope, this isn’t gonna work” and moved on, but I kept at it thinking I could change the situation.
Now, when “it” whatever “it” happens to be, isn’t working, I stand still for a bit and ask, “Is this one of those times?”
I ask myself tough questions. “Is this what I want?” “Will the result be worth it?” “What should I do differently?”
Be careful about the assumptions you’re making. Stop. Ask yourself, “What do I think I know that I don’t really know?”
For example, “The kids are OK, maybe I should stay in this horrible marriage”. Really? You better ask them.
I’m not talking about the worthy life goals that take time and effort, except, of course, having $100,000 worth of student loans for an art history degree. Yes, work for it, but make sure the goal is emotionally and financially healthy.