While in a feverish state, I heard familiar voices coming from the television. No I wasn’t hallucinating. It was episode 7 of Seinfeld, the one where George quits his job in reaction to his boss’s memo asking him not to use his private bathroom. George explains to Jerry, “I snapped! It was the last straw.”
Although initially he felt pretty confident about his decision to quit, he later doubts what he did when Jerry asks,”So, what are you gonna do now?” As his anger dissipates, his fear begins to rise. Now what’s he going to do with his life?
Of course in true George Costanza fashion, he starts backpedaling and ends up trying to go back the job he hated. Humorous for him, not so funny for us.
Even though few would admit, many of us suffer from the same fate. Not out of need for money but fear that we won’t find what we’re looking for. Whether it’s a job or a relationship, sometimes we’d rather be in it just for the sake of having something or someone cause the unknown seems a whole lot scarier.
I say if we could only wait a little longer, hold on, have faith, we might end up finding exactly what we’re looking for. But the longer we remain grasping whatever is “enough for now,” the harder it’ll be for that great ____ (add house, husband, job, etc. here) to find room in our lives.
The only way to get to that gold at the end of the rainbow? Embrace your inner strength. Face that fear and learn to be without, at least for a little while. It’s a surefire way you won’t end up being another George Costanza!
For you Seinfeld fans, here’s extras on the episode aptly titled, “The Revenge.”