I’m a male. I have green eyes and I’m the youngest of 5 children in addition to being a father. Those are givens, facts I cannot change. There are the aspects in your life that you can change and there are others you cannot. We cannot change a “given.”

Being able to delineate between the two is an important aspect of moving forward in life. Often times we feel like we have “givens” in our lives when they really are not. Living in a particular city or state is a given for the time being. If it’s important to you, you can move. The same with your job (albeit your choices may be much more limited today than they were 2 years ago), but you can get another job somewhere else.

We may have many more options in our lives once we can identify what we can change and what we cannot. Often times, we get stuck in a rut and feel like we’re not evolving, only to realize we have made a series of less than strong choices which lead us down a path where we don’t want to be.

You’re not stuck. We just need to be able to see the world – and your choices from a new perspective. Mix it up. Change your point of view. Do something new. Stir the pot.

As much as you may not want to hear it: If you are bored with life, then life is most certainly bored with you. If you feel stuck, then identify your “givens” and what is not and make a change for the better. Your better.