11
Mar

the edge of forced change


 

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You may have wondered if I was still waiting in some line at Disney World since it has been some months since I last put up a new post.  Fortunately, no!

Instead I was moving my law firm and my publishing company to a new physical location.

To quote Elwood Blues, from the Blues Brothers: “It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, a half a pack of gum, it’s dark and were wearing sunglasses.  Let’s hit it.”

Sorry, since I don’t smoke, I changed the original quote from “half a pack to cigarettes” to “half a pack of gum.”  I am also about 56 miles from Chicago, not 106.  But thank you for allowing me to take some creative liberties.

Sometime if we remain the same place too long the Universe forces a change upon us.

The building I had an office in for 13 years in the financial district in downtown Chicago was sold to new owners.  The new owners have indicated that they are going to turn the building into a new hotel.

Since my lease had expired, and I was a month-to-month tenant, I was abruptly evicted and had to find new office space very quickly.

I loved the location  of my office in Chicago.  It was on S. LaSalle street, just a couple of blocks from the Chicago Board of Trade.  I also loved the energy of LaSalle street. Millions of dollars change hands every day on LaSalle street.

But is was time for a change.  I knew it.  So did the Universe.

I have new office space closer to home.  I have reduced my commute from about 3 hours total each day to about 20 minutes.

My rent is cheaper and I have more time to pursue one of my passions, writing books.

How many times in your life have you stayed too long in something?

You knew it was time for a change, but made excuses not to take action.

Did you stay too long in an office, relationship, marriage, job, house, apartment, city, state, vehicle, etc.?

The Universe always gives us warning signs.  The are gentle and sometimes subtle at first.

Then they are forceful, like getting hit by lightning or a baseball bat.

Do you need to make a change before the Universe forces a change upon you?

Do you need to order something in your life other than “plain toasted white bread” like Elwood always did or “four fried chickens and a Coke” like Jake always did?

Something more exciting or less excessive?

It’s time to put on your own sunglasses and just hit it!

It’s time to embrace the edge of forced change.

Out There on the Edge of Everything…

Stephen Lesavich, PhD