As I was listening to the radio the other morning, the presenter announced that;
“80% of people feel like they’re stuck in a rut.”
Now, I don’t know where he was getting this figure from but it got me thinking; That’s a hell of a lot of dissatisfied people!
Looking back, I used to be in that 80%.
I was caught in the daily motion.
I’d get up at ridiculous o’clock, and commute in bumper to bumper in endless traffic. Haul myself into work with that feeling of dread. Only to spend my day with a bunch of people I didn’t particularly like. Where we had meetings about meetings. We filled out duplicitous paper work, for people to file away and never read. Always endlessly clock watching. Counting down the hours, minutes, until it was time to get back into my car, and drive home bumper to bumper in the never ending traffic! Haul myself into the house. Heating up last nights left over chili. Then slump in front of the TV, where I was barely fit to talk to my partner (who was in much the same state!) and watch some mind numbing crap until it was time to go back to bed, and do it all over again in the morning.
Rinse and repeat.
Rinse and repeat.
Then once a month, money would come into my bank account! Only for it to be direct debited back out the next day.
The cycle continued, month in month out, year in year out. Next thing you know a decade has gone by. Your waist band has increased, and your not quite sure who you really are anymore.
Yeah, I remember that 80% feeling!
Does this story seem all to familiar to you?
You know it doesn’t have to be this way?
For me something changed.
I had crossed over into the other 20%.
Where do you sit? Are you still in the 80% drudge, or have you moved into pastures fresh and new?