There is one constant in our life that challenges us to rise to the occasion, learn something in the process and come out better because we face it (with the right mindset) and its name is change. . .
Change requires conscious and courageous action.
Staying in action, in a conscious and courageous way, is an essential aspect of moving through change effectively. We sometimes get stuck in fear, perfectionism, or both. When we stop taking action, it’s easy for the critical voice in our head to take over and convince us that we can’t do it, everything is messed up, it won’t work out, etc. If we let that voice have to much power (it has its place), we give away our power. By staying in action and doing so in a mindful and bold way (not simply rushing around to avoid our feelings or just doing things in our comfort zones), we remind ourselves that we have the power to deal with whatever change we’re facing. As the late Susan Jeffers taught us all through her bestselling book, one of the best things we can do in life is “feel the fear, and do it anyway.”
As the saying goes, “the only constant in life is change.” It seems that now more than ever, so many of us are dealing with change in our lives personally, professionally, and all around us. If we’re willing to address these changes with a sense of authenticity, compassion, and courage – remembering that it’s not about being perfect, it’s about being real – we give ourselves a chance to not only deal with change effectively, but to embrace it in a way that allows us to grow, develop, and become more of who we truly are.
What changes are you currently facing? How are you embracing them (or not)? What support do you need? Share your thoughts, insights, comments, questions, or advice here on my blog in the “leave a reply” section below!