The other “C” word may stop you from learning and moving forward in your life and business.
What is the other “C” Word?
Its Change! Change in careers, in our relationships, our health, finances, and our business.
If you think about it, our lives are constantly changing. But most of us don’t like Change. Why? Because it makes us uncomfortable.
So when does Change occur? Typically, when facing challenges or problems. Problems can be an opportunity for personal and professional growth.
Problems can challenge us, encourage us to be resourceful and innovative, and refocus us on what matters most.
I believe Change refines us, not define us!
We all face setbacks throughout life; I know I have on many occasions. And how you face these challenges are the differences. We think the problem is permanent because of years of programming in our brains. I believe we do this to protect ourselves from disappointment. But everything eventually ends, and new opportunities arise.
It’s called life!
Whether you perceive it or not, everything is constantly changing – the environment, the weather, the economy, technology, society, your friends and family, your body, everything. And the better you are at embracing Change in what is happening in your world, the easier it will be for you to live your best life.
I want you to stop and think about what problems you are facing today. Please write it down.
In business, are you lacking sales?
Do you need more new clients to expand your business?
Do you need to recruit more talented employees to boost your company’s growth? Do you need to remove employees not producing?
Do you need to focus on your health?
Get your finances in order.
You have three choices when facing any problem.
Your response to any event, not the event itself, determines your experience’s outcome.
You can’t change the events that happen out of your control. But you can learn from those experiences.
Think about Global warming, floods, droughts, fires, earthquakes, financial crises, and cyber-attacks are all events that represent Change.
You cannot do much to change those events.
You CAN change your response to them and ensure that the outcomes you experience in your life are as positive as possible.
In my experience, a turning point in our lives leads us to change -a better job, a more fulfilling relationship, new friends, more profound wisdom, more freedom, the discovery of our life purpose, the development of new skills, and spiritual growth.
See, Change is a gift to us!
Please take a moment later today and think back to some change you feared or resisted and all the good that eventually came from it.
Once you begin to see that, you can anticipate the good that will come from the changes you are facing now.
A good question to ask yourself is, “What’s the opportunity that this is?”
If you look, you will find it.
And Change will become something to appreciate and embrace rather than to fear and resist.
Remember, YOU always have control over how you choose to respond to things.
And when you respond with an attitude of curiosity, optimism, and confidence, you’ll find it so much easier to survive and thrive during the Change.
The word change sounds terrifying because Change often involves risk and loss – possibly of something big, like your job, money, friends, family, or the loss of whatever is comfortable and familiar.
Some people see Change as something to fear or dread instead of a new adventure that can potentially improve your life.
That’s what Change is: it’s an opportunity for you to experience something new and to grow and evolve as a person.
Change asks you to:
Have an open mind to see things from a new perspective and learn something new.
Develop qualities like flexibility, optimism, courage, and persistence.
All of which ultimately results in you becoming a better, more capable person.
And that’s a good thing!
Life is all about making progress, and that includes making changes.
When you resist Change, you take away the experiences that can transform your life professionally and personally.
When you welcome and embrace Change, you open and allow yourself to grow and expand.
Your third option is to leave it! By definition, Leave is to depart permanently. What do you need to leave behind so you can move forward?
I advise that if you are unhappy with something in your life or business, change it or leave it!
Or take this oath with me and Say this out loud; I accepted it until today!
It is time to Make a Change.
If you can’t accept it, change it. If you can’t change it, it may be time to leave it. Either way, it’s up to you!
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