There have been many such situations in my life where on the exterior everything looks rosy, gleaming and perfect but within my inner world, it did not feel right.
Whether it was my decision to move back to India despite a well settled life in the United States, or my decision to not do a typical job and reject many lucrative offers, these decisions have been due to this indescribable emotion; a voice from within me saying that being in this spot does not feel right. These decisions have altered my life tremendously but sometimes I wonder if just knowing what does not feel right good enough to push life in the right direction.
Lately, I have realized one thing. It is important to know what does not feel right (push factor) but it is equally important to know what feels right (pull factor). If you do not know your pull factors, then there is a possibility that your life ends up in an uncomfortable zone that makes you feel helpless and directionless.
Before taking any decision, remember that push factor is the accelerator to your life but the pull factor is the driving wheel. It is the pull factor that will ensure that you reach the right place safely.
I am all for taking the plunge and choosing the road less traveled in life, but I believe that the push factor can push you in the wrong direction if you do not take out time to decipher your pull factor. No matter how dramatic and refreshing the idea to quit and be free is, it can become an invitation to major setbacks if you do not know where you want to go.
Take those risks but for the right reasons, for the pull factors. Move on but not because you are not happy in the current situation but because you want to walk towards your dream destination. So rather than quitting your job because you hate it and then start looking for a band-aid solution; quit your job because you want to enroll yourself into a college or because you want to turn your business plan into a reality. Move to a new country not because you think your country is imperfect but because you are deeply influenced by the culture and mystics of that new land.
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