It took me awhile to “get” that NOT doing anything about a situation doesn’t make the situation go away. Also it doesn’t correct itself. How many times have you said or thought, ” I just wont say anything and maybe it’ll get better.” or ” If I don’t bother it, then nothing will happen.” Leaving it alone or not touching it or not trying to make change happen can “hurt” you! Sometimes the effects are immediate and other times it hits 2,3 4 years down the road. Change is good. Change is necessary for growth. I had to stop saying that I don’t like change. Because when I started to look back on my life, I am not the same person I was 20 years ago or even 5 years ago. SO apparently I do like change. haha.
I know that some areas of your life can seem overwhelming or bad. Maybe you feel stuck. Possibly you hate your situation but are used to it. It’s the “Better the devil you know” kind of thing. In my opinion and from personal experience, it kills your soul. Your insides die a little at a time when you don’t embrace change and make it happen. So to begin that process I have one tip for you:
Acknowledge and accept that doing nothing has a cost.
Once you do that, you can begin the process to do SOMETHING. Weigh the risks involved in doing nothing versus doing something. I’m not asking to DO anything yet! Think of a current situation or issue. Then acknowledge and accept that doing nothing has a cost and look at the risks of doing nothing versus doing something. THEN you can decide of its time for action.