By Bronwyn Ison

Have you attempted placing a square peg in a round hole? Perhaps not literally but figuratively speaking you have at one point or another. Obviously the shapes do not coincide.  The idiocy simply translates, trying to fit two things that do not belong together.

Often we try something and sometimes is doesn’t work but you see and feel the potential so you try again.  If capitulating up isn’t your nature then you will try, try and try again.  I am an advocate of not giving up easily.  One may view this as being obdurate but I like to see it as giving it your best effort.  Personally, I will exhaust all possibilities to make something work. However, if you try, try and try again with the same outcome, you may have wasted your time.  Or, you can be optimistic and relish in the valuable lesson you have learned.  Lessons learned are always advantageous.

Life serves up numerous mismatches and these will come and go naturally. Let’s take for instance your job.  You have to pay the bills but you feel unsettled about your position.  It simply doesn’t serve you any longer, you may be bored, or you are no longer challenged. You attempt day in and day out to enjoy your profession.  Yet, you know in your heart it is clearly time for a change.  You recognize you are procrastinating, attempting to place a square peg into a round hole.


You stay for job security.  Reconcile a way to find peace with your profession.  Commence to roadmap your future. If you remain stagnant this can result in depression, guilt, or anger.  You will be the only one to blame.  You have a choice to stay in an uncomfortable circumstance.  If you do not like the feeling then be transformational.

When it comes to personal relationships, desperately trying to fit a square peg into a round hole will render you disappointed.  Live out your purpose. If you are unwilling to change and as is your friend/partner/spouse, do yourself a favor and move on.  All you are doing is spinning a counter productive wheel.

Affect a change.  Find the freedom, love and peace you deserve.

Bronwyn Ison is the owner of Evolve Yoga.

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