My abuelita who raised me had a ‘saying’ for everything. My favorite quote of hers is about life in general and what happens when you focus on dumb stuff:
“If you keep one foot on yesterday and try to put one foot on tomorrow, you’ll shit all over today.”
I sure love my abuelita. ♥ She also had another quote I love:
“In this world, everything except death has a solution.”
So do I live in the ‘now’ or think about my future? Should I upgrade my situation? Should I fix what I have now and try to make it work?
There are so many pro’s and con’s but it really depends on the severity of your personal situation.
Living in the ‘Now’
Your risk is lessened.
You’re probably not going to hurt anyone by staying stagnant.
You can literally build from where you’re at.
Focusing on one thing, the present, will considerably lower your stress level.
You can wait to see if things get better.
You are not taking that risk of ‘jumping’ into a new life.
You’re only hurting yourself, if this is really not where you want to be.
Remember you can only change yourself, not others.
Only thinking about the present is limiting your perception of life.
Things may never get better and you’ve wasted time waiting.
Thinking for the Future
You are (perceivably) getting out of a bad situation.
A new beginning awaits you.
New plans can be started or old goals can be put into motion.
You have the opportunity to not make the same mistakes of the past.
You might be getting into a worse situation.
You may be hurting others by leaving them behind.
The unknown factors of the future tend to have a way to throw wrenches into plans.
If you keep tripping over the same rock, well then you’ve missed the point.
As you can tell, I tend to be my own Devil’s Advocate. I don’t consider myself to be negative, but I do try to be a realistic as possible. This is why I find myself in this dilemma. These are the thoughts that run through my head whenever I get ready to make that life altering decision.