This was first presented in June of 2018 at an Exceptional Connections event. I proudly read it aloud as I really do believe this topic is important for us as individuals as well as our business relationships.
Many individuals who view change as a threat rather than an opportunity will lack clarity and find short-term fixes that fail to address their real visions and dreams.
Those quick fixes often fail to focus on their highest purpose and best self. Let's not see changes as disruptive events but as transformational and part of our evolution.
If we avoid changes, a long-term sense of uncertainty results and mediocrity creeps into our lives. Let's be open to sustaining growth and developing a habit of embracing change.
This doesn’t mean change for the sake of doing something different, but intentional change based on driving our lives toward the dreams of our best selves.
Most people don't have the courage to shift their mindset of risk avoidance, to risk the status quo in order to attain what they want and deserve.
I recommend embracing three issues to create a mindset for change:
1) I NEED TO CHANGE — because I want a better life. I do not grow in my comfort zone. The life I crave is beyond my comfort zone so I must proceed toward my vision as it will not come to me. I cannot dream myself to a better life. I must take responsibility for deliberate action.
2) I CAN CHANGE — because there are no rules, no policies, no stories or limits in the future except the ones I drag from the past. The present is where we're starting, but not where we are staying. Cut the cord from the past.
3) CHANGE WILL REWARD ME — Creating solutions in life results in a more fulfilling life. Opportunities are abundant. The ones you want to accept first are the ones that will transform you during the process into a more enlightened self. Embracing change helps us create more relevance in our lives.