We have a tendency when we are very unhappy with our life and the way it is going to throw the baby out with the bath water. We are frustrated that our dreams that we have for ourselves seem to be out of our reach. We become desperate.
In this state we feel that the only thing we can do to put the dreams within reach for us is to throw away what we have and seek a totally new path. This is when relationships can end, careers abandoned and desperate actions taken.
For a few this may be the only route they have to take. But for others what is needed is a careful examination of both what we desire to have happen in our lives and more importantly what we already have.
We may be at a point that our original goals are at odds with what we thought we wanted and now it is time to adjust our goals to who we are now.
We may need to adjust what we define as success and find that we have already accomplished our goals just in a way different than we envisioned.
We may need to drop some unrealistic goals and relax and broaden our goals to accept new challenges that have meaning for us while keeping what is important to us.
These are just a few of the key distinctions that we need to make before we throw the baby out with the bath water.
What would you add to this list?