Choosing not to make that move

Everyone has aspirations and dreams, things they’d like to do one day but that they deeply believe to be out of reach or impossible.

What gets me is that sometimes those “impossible”‘s and “can’t do it”‘s are entirely possible, and the barriers are imaginary. The two most common examples I’ve heard of this syndrome are A. Someone in their early 20’s telling me they’d LOVE to live abroad for a few years, and B. Someone who has a particular and unique skill and would like to start their own business.

In both cases, there are real and imaginary constraints which need to be worked through, but I strongly believe that most people should go ahead and plow through the constraints and that the fruit of their labour will be worth it in every way.

It takes balls and self-motivation to make that move. There’s no denying that. It forces you out of your comfort zone and into a new environment where you have to take some risks. You’ve got to put your guts in it, but it pays off! The satisfaction that comes out of ticking one of your life goals off your living to-do list.

So do it now, choose one of your own tick boxes and knock down those barriers! You’ve only got one life, so make the most of it!

[Crossposted to thatcanadiangeek]

2 thoughts on “Choosing not to make that move

  1. vegcat

    Well, I’ve done A and am working my tail off at B. People say ‘oh, what if you don’t like it’, or ‘Shouldn’t you be thinking about having children instead of moving all over the place?’ Grr!! Other than the bizarre sensation of being homesick for two different countries at once, there are no drawbacks and plenty of rewards. I’ve got friends all over the world! 🙂

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