Expand your options!
You may not be sitting in a jail cell, but so many people are prisoners in their own life because their concept of the options available to them is too narrow. They are stifled by a life they do not enjoy and they got there by making one choice after the other that seemed to be the lesser evil.
To learn to really enjoy our lives, we must start to expand the options we have to choose from. Instead of feeling forced into doing something that is sucking the life out of you or living a life of “quiet desperation”, be creative. Brainstorm, look for new role models, ask God to show you a new way. No, you may not be able to change your life on a dime and yes, there may be no guarantees that the path you choose will work the way you hope, but that’s the way life is. Choosing the “safe” path often takes us to places we don’t want to go anyways, so why not take some chances?
We live in a world with rules, but we also live in a world with endless variety. If the options you are looking at don’t lead to a fulfilling life, expand them!