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This is episode 009 of the podcast and we got this question off of out facebook page. You can submit you questions on facebook to @thectepodcast.
The Poster asks, "How do I follow my original life plan?"
The first thing you have to do is take an inventory of your life. You need to ask yourself "what is good and what needs work?" Write it down and take your time. This should be taken very seriously. Right now you're in a very vulnerable state of mind. You should make sure that you want to go down this road.
Next I would ask myself "why did I change course?" What factors contributed to me changing my plan. Be honest here. Were you the biggest factor? Are you around toxic people? Can you change these things? Are these people still around? Fixing these issues should be taken care of regardless what you decide to do at the end of this process.
Third you need to ask yourself if you can change the course that you're on. Are there some changes or experiments that you can do so that you can find out of you're current course is salvageable (for what ever the reason is that you don't like it)?
Next you need to determine if you could live on both courses for a whole? Most of us don't have the luxury to completely quit what we're currently doing to start something new. Could you start exploring this new course at night or on the weekend while still working your current 9-5? Then when the time is right, you can make the switch.
And fifth, is it worth it? Is it really going to be an improvement? Are you going to be better for it? I really wanted to be a pro soccer player when I was younger. Unfortunately, trying to do that now (even with all the time in the world) wouldn't be the right decision.
And finally, once you have all this on paper, you ask yourself "which life is better?" This is the most important question of them all.
Once you go through this exercise, you'll be making a better, well informed decision that will help you sleep better at night.
So that's the show for this week. Thanks for listening. If you have any comments or questions on the things I spoke about today, please leave them in the comments below. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more information about the show or its sponsor.