You just broke in your new couch, your Netflix queue is full, and you’re about to reach level 5,000 on CandyCrush. Sure, things could be better but they could also be a whole lot worse. You, my friend, are in the comfort zone. Days go by with little to no real conflict. Weeks. Months. Even years. Why rock the boat? You’re fine. Fine!
Until you’re not…
There’s an old saying that people will stay the same until not changing becomes more painful than choosing to change would be. And while it can be true, it’s not always the case. Some people <gulp!> consciously choose to change…by choice and design. In fact, ALL people do so at times. I’ve done it. You’ve done it. And there’s great reward, monumental empowerment, and a whole lot of confidence building mojo in taking the proactive route.
Think about a time when you firmly and definitively decided to change. What happened? How did the world respond? What paths became clear? How did it impact your life?
This week I’m launching a series of thermonuclear podcasts all about change. But let me warn you, if you’re too timid, if you’re not ready to commit yourself to taking control of change, do NOT listen.
Here’s my caveat: Notice I said take control of change; I didn’t simply say change. Because here’s the hard truth. Change. Will. Happen. With or without your cooperation and consent.
So what stands between you and conscious, willing, proactively designed change? Simple: Three powerfully nasty myths. Call them change-gamers. You don’t play them, they play you. Over and over again. They keep you on that couch, sidelined from the phenomenal YOU you know you’re meant to be. Overshadowing your dreams with doubts, stunting your greatness with comfort.
It’s time to explode those change-gamers into game-changers. Let’s bust those myths together as we take charge of your change right now!
Mentioned in this episode:
- Episode #88: Change is Hard…and Other Lies Your Mother Told You
- Episode #96: You Decide…Even When You Don’t
- 3 Ways to Increase Your Creativity
- Self Care Tip: Busting the Myth that Consistency is Boring
- How to Celebrate Mother’s Day When You Don’t Have a Mother