Stop Complaining And Do Something About It
When I quit my steady and well-paid job two years ago, I was condemned by most of the people who know me. Some said I was crazy because who quits their job without finding a new one before? And who quits a safe job in today’s unsafe economy?
The truth was I got so burned out at that job that for years before my notice I couldn’t function normally. I was emotionally drained, my energy level was very low and my life’s quality was poor. I felt sick getting up in the morning and going to work. I wanted to change my job but did nothing about it except complaining. Then I got in the situation where things escalated and I finally decided it was time to go.
During my unemployment period, I was looking for a new job for about two months until I found my next employment. Unfortunately, I wasn’t satisfied with it either because stress levels were again way too high. Once again, I found the courage to quit this one too because I didn’t want to spend too much time searching for the answers and not doing anything about it for years.
After that job a month later, I finally found a good job where I still work today.
Complaining without action will get you nowhere
My intention with this post is not to get people into doing some mindless, impulsive and rapid decisions. What I would like is for everyone to start living a life of happiness and to do that means we have to take into consideration everything that we are not satisfied with and do something to change it.
Most people don’t do anything about their difficult situation because of fear. Therefore, I encourage people to sit down, put all possibilities and challenges about changing the situation on the paper and undertake all that is necessary to make it happen.
Beat that fear
As an example in this post, I took a situation with employment because this is the most common problem people have nowadays but most don’t do anything about it.
I see many people dissatisfied with their jobs. At some point, when things escalate to a complete disappointment, they become determined to find a new job. However, a few days later when they have cooled down, they change their minds and stop searching for solutions because of – fear. Fear of change. Fear of the unknown.
The question is, how much are you unhappy and how brave are you to make the change to make yourself happy again?
Sometimes the fear is so paralyzing that people would rather suffer than to take a leap of faith and do that step of quitting a lousy job. I perfectly understand because for years I was suffering as well until water started pouring over.
What I regret is getting myself into a situation of being burned out and completely dissatisfied. That is why we should all take action on time so that we don’t get into a situation where we fall completely.
I took a leap of faith and made the change. It was the most difficult period of my life because, with all the problems that I had to face while quitting and afterward, I also felt like a failure. Now, two years later, I see it was the best decision I’ve ever made because now I work at a position that is below average stressful, well paid and I enjoy my life happy and fulfilled.
It took courage but I now know that it’s better to do that one step forward, even if it might turn out to be wrong, than to remain standing at the same place in spite of not being satisfied there.
I finally stopped complaining and did something about it. That is what I apply to every part of my life now because I don’t want to spend my life being unhappy. Life is too short for that.