As adults, we often get to a point in our life where we stop pushing ourselves. We plateau and settle for less, incorrectly believing our time for growth has passed and that it’s too late.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are three Cs in life: choice, chance, change. You must make a choice to take a chance, or your life will never change.
Choice – Choice is all about shifting your mindset. It can be tempting to ride that wave of familiarity but deep inside we know the next bend of our journey is happening, When you make a conscious choice to do something, you’re taking the first step toward growth. Action is empowering and contagious; inaction breeds stagnation. The unhappiest people I have ever met often shared one common trait – they did nothing but “hope” for better days with little to no action or change.
Chance – Have you been hemming and hawing about taking a leap of faith? Harboring some fear about the unknown is understandable, but don’t let it paralyze you. Challenging yourself to leave your comfort zone helps you stretch your wings and gain new skills, experience, and confidence. Still unsure about taking a chance? Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. Remember – You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Change – Change sometimes gets a bad rap, because it’s often viewed as a disruptor. When one thing changes, others usually follow suit. But if you flip that around, you’ll see that change is the antithesis to the status quo. Change shakes things up and breathes new life into old methods and routines. We’re forced to get out of ruts we may not know we’ve been in, to view things differently with a fresh perspective. It’s about envisioning what’s possible, not just what is.
That said, change requires a degree of focus and intentionality. If you’re seeking a true transformation, clarity is key. When you know what you want, you’ll better be able to map out a plan to get there. And when you can articulate it, you can enlist the help of others to achieve it.
Here’s the thing about change: if you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. And it’s not too late.
Remember, all of life starts with a choice; choose wisely.
Peace and Love, Jim