If you’re in a job you hate, there’s no room for the job you love. The same with a relationship, your home or the city you live in.

The space is already occupied, so the option that will truly make you happy has to work harder to reach you. It has to push past your status quo to make itself seen.

Not changing is easy. Staying still feels comfy. Making do and explaining it away feels safer. I’ll move next year. It might be okay next week. It’s not all that bad.

So many people are so busy treading water that they never learn how to swim.

The gap feels scary, but creating it is essential. Make space for what you want.