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Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness by C.C. Chapman

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Chapter 3

Take Stock

There will come a time when you’ll feel the yearning to make a change in your life. Maybe you realize you aren’t as happy as you could be. Perhaps you want to do more with your life than what you are currently doing.

Mine came one day while I was commuting to work. It hit me that I wasn’t passionate about my job anymore.

You may feel like, whatever it is that you are doing in life, you want to do better. You may feel this way about your relationships, your career, or another aspect of your life that you realize isn’t where you would like it to be.

Many ignore these feelings and instead bury them in a deep, dark corner of their brain. Sometimes you have to do this. It is not always a great time to make a major life shift, and you should never blindly jump over the edge without careful thinking.

Before making any changes, you need to be sure that all of your bases are covered. Look at it from all angles. Do a solid review of your bills, income, and commitments so that you have a clear picture of everything in your life that may be affected. Play the Devil’s advocate and think about the worst things that could possibly happen if you were to make a change.

Nothing bad ever comes of being careful before moving forward. Taking that bit of extra time to be prepared is a good thing: be smart and move forward.

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