I have been grappling with the concepts of change. What is your perspective on change? What makes you truly want to change?
There is always a different viewpoint, a new perspective of the status quo, but what is it that motivates you to act? For myself, I make a change because I feel like I have no other options. One example was in starting my business. I wanted to have the new endeavor all figured out and know precisely what it was that I was going to do before I took a leap. My problem was I might not have allowed enough time for my scenario to truly evolve. Making any change can be difficult, especially one that impacts your entire life, but I knew there were other plans for me. I knew it and I fought it, even though everything in my life was telling me to take a different path and I had a choice to make. I could continue to fight the changes as I had been doing for so long finding one excuse after another, or change. I didn’t have a concrete plan for where I wanted to go or what I wanted my business to look like; I didn’t have a name; I didn’t know how to combine my skill set and interests into a business. On reflection I found I was being shown an alternative path. My epiphany started right before Christmas last year when I received the messages from my spiritual guides that I could become a coach, which would fit all my interests and in many ways it seemed like a natural fit. I decided to investigate a certification program, but my fears and ego got in the way. Suddenly change was necessary when I lost my job. While I searched for the answers to why and what, I could have gone out and looked for another job, but deep down I knew that I would end up right back in the same place that I already was. Is it scary? Absolutely! But, does the path I’m on feel right, yes.
Most changes I have made were because I felt like I had no other options. I would switch to another job only when I had exhausted all possibilities in that situation. I would take a chance because I couldn’t take where I was anymore. Is that the best way to make a change? Probably not, but I’m not alone in job change or loss being a motivating factor. I was afraid to look at a different perspective. My stand point hadn’t shifted. I talked with other people that owned their own businesses. Could that be me? Could I truly do it? How would I be financially secure while I was making this life altering shift? I didn’t have all the answers and I still don’t, but I can always seek a new perspective by changing my standpoint. I can ask people for their opinion or guidance; I can follow a path that I’m being spiritually guided in; I can look at something differently.
So, I repeat. What makes you want to change? Do you feel like you have no options left? Do you get an intuitive nudge and move? Review your past, what has made you take the leap? Think about what you to change then truly change something that doesn’t work for you anymore. Sometimes if you want a different ending you need a new perspective and a leap of faith.
I’m interested in your motivating factor. Let me know what it is. Do you want to know more about what I do? Click here to book a discovery session or an appointment.