Over the weekend I sat down with a fellow teacher who is questioning whether the time is right to step away from her career in finance to pursue more fulfilling work as a midwife. She has been taking steps toward this end for some time - completing her teaching and doula studies and working on her prerequisite science classes, but it took the threat of losing her full time job to propel her toward making a meaningful step in a new direction.
No one wants to lose their job - or be threatened with such a possibility. No one wants to be in a position in which they NEED to scramble for another opportunity. But sometimes we need to experience significant discomfort before we can summon the strength to trust ourselves and take bold steps toward our dreams.
Are you in an uncomfortable position in a job or relationship? Consider whether the discomfort is something you need to endure or the stimulus you need to choose a new direction...