As a gardener, one of my annual rituals is the repotting of all my plants that have outgrown their pots during the past year. This can be a time-consuming and messy chore, but it's absolutely necessary or the plants would eventually die. And I am always rewarded with renewed growth and beauty in my container garden.
Just as plants can outgrow their pots, people can outgrow their current situations. The job, hobbies, relationships, and even the area you live in that were so comfortable previously may actually be killing you now - literally! Stress is a leading contributor to many health problems. And while repotting ourselves can be as time-consuming, challenging, and messy as repotting my plants, it is just as vital - and just as rewarding!
One of the main reasons many people become entrepreneurs is because their current careers just aren't fulfilling their needs. A few years ago I read a great article on Beliefnet called "10 Ways to Bring More Growth Into Your Life". It gave some great tips on finding your passion in life. And it gave some wonderful examples of how the wrong profession can drain you - physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. Fortunately, it is still available online for those who are looking for renewed growth and vigor in their lives.
How do you know if you need repotting? Take the quiz below. If your score indicates you are ready to repot, then perhaps a career change is in order - and becoming an entrepreneur just might be the change you need.
I've included the web address of the quiz below. Let me know how you score.
If you want to read the Beliefnet article "10 Ways to Bring More Growth Into Your Life", here's the link: http://www.beliefnet.com/features/repotting.html