When I think back to where I was three years ago, I think about how I was literally living the definition of insanity. One of the things that I wrote about in my new book was the fact that we are always in choice. We tend to blame the devil on all the bad things that happen to us, but the fact of the matter is, most of the time, obstacles arise based off of a choice that we made. And for me, that choice was staying at a job that stressed me more than blessed me, and drained me more than fulfilled me.
Living the Definition of Insanity
So what lies have you told yourself when it comes to staying at a job that makes you sick? Are you part of the 70% of people who are unhappy in their jobs or the fortunate few of the 30% who like their jobs? Three years ago, I was definitely living the definition of insanity as I was a part of the 70%. But I kept telling myself that things would get better. I told myself that I couldn’t quit because we had baby number three on the way. I told myself that I wasn’t going to let them try and chase me away. I told myself that I just needed to keep doing my best work, I would prove why I was hired in the first place. But the fact of the matter was, I had outgrown my time with that company and nothing I did was going to change the fact that it was time for me to go.
Now, my corporate dropout story may be a bit unique in that I did have any strategic plan. I didn’t have six to eight months worth of emergency funds saved up. And while I can’t go into all of the details that led me to quit (although I did explain them in great detail in my new book), what I can say is that you have to listen to that small voice. What I can say is that the only exit strategy I had was to take a leap of faith. What I can say is that I was able to walk away from a job that was literally making me sick and putting the health of my unborn child in danger, because I have an amazing husband who supported me.
I left my job three years ago which was the scariest thing I ever did (at the time), thinking that I would find another job after the baby was born. But instead what I found was my sanity. And what I found was peace. What I found, was my purpose and I haven’t looked back. What I found in the process is that you will never be truly happy and fulfilled until you’re doing what it is that you were called here on this earth to do. What I found in the process is that we are always in choice. We can choose to live in misery day after day, or we can choose to be happy and find a way to remove ourselves from situations that no longer serve us. The choice, however, is always ours. So if you’re currently living the definition of insanity, you’re the only one who can choose to put an end to it.
Question: Have you ever felt like you were living the definition of sanity?
Author Bio –
A sought-after social media expert and speaker with her own rapidly-growing blog Mom’s N Charge, Christine has interviewed celebrities and written popular features for the award-winning website, BlackAndMarriedWithKid