Are you able to change?
Do you like change? Or are you full of excuses why change can’t happen for you? Do you hear yourself saying things like, “This is just the way I am, this is how I’ve/we’ve always done it?” Or do you say, “It’s too hard to change; it’s fine, who cares if we’re not that happy, it’s still getting done?”
I love change. In fact, I get bored if I don’t have enough change. I love new clients, new audiences, and new locations to speak. What about you? Is good enough, good enough for you? Are you stuck? Does comfortably uncomfortable feel better than taking a risk and changing? Are you a life long learner? Do you like to be stretched?
This month I invite, encourage and challenge you to step outside of your comfort zone and sign up for a class, read a new genre of books, or invite a new person to join you in a social activity. I guarantee it’ll feel a bit uncomfortable at first but it’ll stretch you, grow you and push you to a new level of yourself.
A few months back I signed up for an improv class. Though I think I’m funny I rarely got a laugh; I felt awkward, uncomfortable and ill equipped. No one wanted to join me for the class so I went alone and I’m so glad I did. I learned a few things, was reminded of things I knew, met some new friends, shared some laughs, and on the day of the show even made a few other people laugh. So, the next time you’re tempted to say, “This is just the way I am,” or, “I always do it this way,” try to stop yourself and think, “What if?”
I tried something new, I got uncomfortable; it’s possible for me to do it and I’m willing to change. I’m open to the idea of, “What could I be? How could I do it differently?”
I can change
my career, my health, my relationships, my mindset, my attitude and my choices and you can too! What will you choose to change today?
What does living your best life look like to you?
What are you willing to be open to changing today?
Do you answer with a judgement, a statement or a question?
Do you wonder: What if?
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