In 2014, I was stuck in a dead-end job that was making me physically ill. I’d curse my way through traffic every day to make sure I was on time for the “Morning Meeting.” These meetings consisted of ra-ra sessions with fellow employees huddled in a circle sharing how we would each conquer the day.
“I’m going to make eighty calls today!,”I’d proudly exclaim.
Behind the feigned enthusiasm was something dark: unimaginable anathema and a very real physical anguish. When you do work you hate, your body lets you know.
No amount of “team building events” or free coffee was worth that pain. Yet, I put up with it for a “paycheck.” And this is what many of us do. We work the wrong jobs, date the wrong people, and live in the wrong cities. Why? I suspect it’s because of comfort.
Most of us like things safe. Safe feels good. But safe isn’t really safe. Hellen Keller said it best:
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
I was playing it safe and ignoring “the whisper.” That whisper was now a scream telling me, “LEAVE THIS CITY!” [Read more…] about The Ultimate Life Hack: Moving To a New City