If it sucks then change it

If there is something in your life that sucks – then remember you have the power to change it.  I know it may sound obvious.  However, you can sometimes not see the bigger picture.  You think you have to just bear it and that there is no other way.

My situation

I was in a situation that I hated.  I was working on a project that was taking up all my time.  This meant I was working on weekends and late in the evenings on something I did not enjoy.  This project was paying a good amount money.  So even though I hated working on it – I kept saying that the money is good.

Now I realise that whenever you use the praise ‘but the money is good’ then things need to change.  I was just thinking about what other think and not what I really wanted.  I did not care how much this project paid.  What is more important then anything is to work on something you enjoy.

Keep reading blogs and listening to podcasts

I am always reading blogs and listening to podcasts.  I saw a Chris Guillebeau instagram post.  Which said you have the power to change your situation.  The timing of this post was perfect.  This empowered me to make that first step.

I was also listening to Tim Ferris podcast.  He is the one that said if you use the praise ‘but the money is good’ then things need to change.

The moral of the story is to always be reading and keeping your ears open.  You never know where that bit of inspiration may come from.

Don’t assume anything

When you are in a bad situation, you may think that it is hard to get out of it.  However, do not assume anything.  In my case, I was able to stop this particular project and find something new.  This was a lot easier then I thought it was going to be.  I wish I had done this earlier.  The most important thing is that I am now happier.

Does not matter what it is – you can change it

Life is too short for you to be spending time on something that you do not enjoy.  If it sucks then just start by taking that first step.