Despite the pull to search for happiness by changing what they do, the resistance to change for people is a powerful adversary. It's not easy to let go of what you have. The degree to which you are willing to do this determines how much and how quickly you succeed in your efforts.
Change is something most of us resist right up to our last breaths. People are willing to hang on to a miserable condition just because it is what they're used to. Unfortunately, their misery has become more comfortable and appealing than the risk of change.
A man told my husband once he had lost his job in a foundry after 22 years of loyal service. He had not been able to find another job because the industry was sending this type of work overseas. My husband suggested he go back to the local junior college and learn a new skill. He didn't think the man would take the suggestion seriously, but he fooled him. The next time he saw this man, he learned he had taken the advice and gone back to school. The man had become an accountant and was loving it!
We have to open ourselves up to possibilities which are outside what we can imagine at the moment. Be open and receptive.
It is my belief that no door ever closes without another opening. The trick is learning to accept this as a possibility. This will only happen if you choose to see it this way, and if you’ve chosen to enjoy your life in spite of it all!