Truth be told, the only person who really enjoys change is a baby in a wet diaper! For many, change is a scary thing. It’s unknown, unpredictable and often means that we have to leave the comfort of what is familiar to us. But staying in what we know, understand and expect when it no longer serves us, is stifling.
In the past few days, I’ve been really feeling the discomfort of change. In fact, I’ve down right resisted it. As I’m working on new projects to reach more people, it means that I’m looking at new systems to put in place. Right now, I have 3 different resources that I use to connect and communicate with my followers. But I want to simplify and have one place to do everything with the capability to support the growth in my business. There are so many things about this idea of change that scare me; learning a new system, taking the time to figure it all out and make it work, making a bigger financial investment, letting go of what I already know and am comfortable with and trusting that now is the right and perfect time to make this shift.
When I stop to examine all these negative feelings and fears, the same things come up for me. It’s all about my ego. Ego likes to keep you safe, stuck and limited. It likes change just about as much I as like going for a pap. Whenever you challenge the ego, you will naturally feel resistance. You will hear your inner critic tell you 100 reasons why you can’t. That’s when you have to stop, breathe and be willing to take the leap of faith.
When you have a repetitive thought, idea or desire that comes to your mind, that’s your inner guidance encouraging you to move forward. When you feel uncomfortable about the change, understand that it’s necessary to embrace the discomfort and push through it. Do your research, find the answers you require to make an informed decision and then go for it. Trust that the universe will have your back and lead you down the right path.
Martin Luther King, Jr. said “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” And that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Who’s with me?
Look at something you’ve wanted to change but have felt resistant to. Write down all the reasons you feel uncomfortable about it. Pick one small thing you can do everyday to move forward and make it happen.
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