There’s no good reason for you to stay in a situation that you know is bad for you and that you despise. There are red flags all over the place. You’re picking up on the signs.
You feel different, so you know something changed.
You smell the stench.
It’s warm between your toes.
Others realize it, and they’re looking at you with that sympathetic-yet-disgusted face (complete with snarled nose).
So, why are you still standing in it?
I realize that you probably think there are some very good reasons to stand there and continue to subject yourself to discomfort, shame and possible health risks… but… from our perspective… those reasons don’t seem good enough.
You’ve probably already realized that I’m not actually talking about literally standing in crap.
I’m talking about something else. I’m talking about that thing in your life that came to mind as you’ve been reading this post.
I’m talking about that “friendship” or job or software or legacy program or way of thinking or group or marriage or Facebook friend or cluttered space or label or client or vendor or network or blog or email subscription or abusive relationship or any other negative circumstance that you’ve just accepted and done nothing about.
You don’t have to stay right where you are. You can do something about it. You have the ability to choose. You can take steps to make it better or you can leave it all together.
If you’re standing in crap, step out.
There is so much clean walking space around you.