So my father used to say this idea about dealing with life’s challenges:
“Wherever you go, that’s where you are!”
If you think about it for a moment, it really is very profound.
Some people think that they can run away from their problems.
Move here, there, everywhere.
Change schools, jobs, spouses, whatever.
But you can’t run away from yourself.
Wherever you run, you’re still you!
So you need to fix yourself, your problems, your life.
Yes, sometimes your in a place is bad, a bad fit, the people are bad, the chemistry is bad, the circumstances are bad.
And then change can certainly be a welcome and good thing.
But when you change the external, the internal has to keep developing and changing as well, so that we learn and grow to be better people.
Change your place is not a substitute for changing and growing yourself–that is the only constant with change. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)