First off, thank all of you for making last week's release of The Unicorn Delusion a Kindle best seller. I'm taking a short vacation (I know, I know, but you can still email me here, plus you have the archives and my books to keep you on your Spartan toes).
Anyway, I have a great Guest Writer filling in this week who I hope many of you can relate to...
NEFARIOUS BLISS aka @PleaseImpressMe, a young woman who runs the website Nefariousbliss.com. Today she will open herself up to give you the female perspective on a question most of you are struggling with:
Should You Keep Working Through It
or Are You Wasting Time?
What is it about change that is so intimidating? While some people embrace change, be it by design or the unexpected, others curl up and hide from the thought of their status quo being rattled. I get it. Life is unpredictable, and the universe has a way of flipping your whole life upside down in a matter of moments. So, of course, to not feel completely powerless to forces outside our control, we hold on tight to the things in our lives that remain constant: familial ties, a career, friendships, relationships, etc. The issue here is that we can get so comfortable in these situations that it is easy to become blinded by the familiarity and stagnate ourselves. So many preach about "Staying Woke" to what is going on in the world yet are deeply asleep when it comes to their own lives.
Romantic relationships are a great example of people getting comfortable and resisting change. Why stay committed to a relationship that no longer fulfills you? The answer is simple: the thought of starting anew with someone else is terrifying. While men go through this too, so many women have an underlying fear of being alone. There is a stigma associated with women being perpetually single. It's stupid, but it exists nonetheless. Don't do yourself a disservice by letting a comfortable situation impede your happiness. Comfort does not equal fulfillment. Ch...