#110: Dear Dissatisfaction, I’m the Boss of You

Think back to a time when you really wanted something. I mean lusted after it, visualized, fantasized to the point of complete distraction. Powerful goddess that you are, you did whatever it took to manifest your desire. Whether it was a new dress, a new car, a new job, or a relationship, the one thing I can tell you for certain is that it involved change.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully managed change in your life before. And you can and will do it again.

We’ve been digging deep into that process these past many week as my series on change has helped you to create healthier ways to approach your dreams. And if you’ve been diligent, you may have made a few new changes as a result. Perhaps you’re over the moon. But there’s also a distinct possibility that you’re feeling a bit…disappointed, disillusioned, anticlimactic, maybe even depressed.

So what happens when the change you absolutely had to have turns out to be far less satisfying than how you’d imagined it would be? What’s wrong with you? And how can you get over yourself and just enjoy the fruits of your labor?

Well, my friend, there’s nothing wrong with you. This is an expected phenomenon. But with a little bit of conscious effort and reflection, you can create satisfaction and get back on track.

Dissatisfaction is a close, personal pal of change. It often crashes the party just when the victory celebration gets underway. I cannot promise you a way to avoid or eliminate it. But what I am giving you is a way to handle dissatisfaction like a boss.

First I’ll teach you the three main sources of your dissatisfaction. Warning: they often overlap and you might be under the influence of any or all of them at an given change. And then I’ll share 3 shockingly simple ways to overcome that nasty feeling trying to steal your thunder.

So grab your headphones, crank up the podcast, and repeat after me:

“Dear Dissatisfaction, I’m the boss of you!”

And in less than 15 minutes time, you can back that promise up!

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