It’s complacency, lack of courage, and fear that keep us stuck where we are
Start taking small steps towards the life you want. Talk to a friend in another department about a transfer. Invite a new colleague to join you for lunch. Ask the waiter to take the burnt lamb chop back to the kitchen for the rare one as you requested.
Small steps lead to larger steps. Courage builds up over time, especially when your courage has positive results. Eleanor Roosevelt, the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, who was married to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office wrote:
“Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight.
Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.”