Running from your difficulties is a losing race; instead, face them head-on and solve them.

Running from your difficulties is a losing race; instead, face them head-on and solve them.

Moving to a new city, buying a new house, or changing occupations can all be the correct decision at the appropriate moment. However, there are other occasions when the desire for change is really just a desire to flee issues that should be addressed rather than evaded. These are the difficulties that keep coming up in our life. For instance, problems with coworkers that tend to crop up at every job we take or recurrently entering bad relationships. A move might momentarily divert our attention and even temporarily solve the issue by removing us from the setting where the issue completely showed itself. The issue will ultimately resurface in our new circumstance, though.

Consider whether you are moving toward something that is interesting in and of itself as opposed to something that is appealing solely because it is not where you are right now to be sure you are not avoiding your troubles. For instance, if you move away from a city because you think you can't afford it, you can be spreading awareness of poverty and end up struggling to make ends meet in your new location as well. Ultimately, staying put and doing a deeper dive into your money principles would require less effort. As you deal with these problems, you might find that by simply shifting your perspective, you are able to earn more money. Even if you do decide to relocate, it will be a decision that is motivated by goodwill rather than escape, which might make all the difference.

The eventual discomfort of dealing with our problems is more than worth the effort. We liberate our energy and change from people who flee to people who eagerly move forward when we confront our difficulties rather than avoiding them.