What are you putting up with in your life? Do you feel happy, in control, satisfied with your life? Or confused, unhappy, unsure about where you are going in the long term? Are you wondering how you are going to achieve great things if you don’t know what you want in your life? Read more about the pain and gain of making changes…
Making changes is sometimes thought to be scary, painful, time consuming and can be daunting. The excuse is that it is so much easier to stay in your comfort zone and put up with the ‘rubbish’ that is going on in your life. This is why most people do just that. Put up and grumble.
But it doesn’t have to be like this. Imagine some short term pain for some incredible long term gain. Nothing that is worth having comes easily. Let’s rephrase that more positively. Anything that is worth having isn’t necessarily easy but IS worth it. So what do you want in your life that is currently missing?
Many people I work with want more time, energy and focus. More money too but mostly this is less of a desire than more time.
Time is precious. Time wants to be spent wisely. What are we doing if we waste time? We are not making the best of such a valued commodity. We are simply procrastinating. What is the cause of procrastination? Well there are many. Sometimes it is laziness, tiredness, ‘can’t be bothered-ness’.
The list is endless; often an important task just seems to be too huge to start, so we decide not to do it at all. When you decide to embrace change as the positive step that it is, even if it is scary, painful and daunting, you will feel so much better. It is the only way forward if you are serious about improving and developing your life.
So the choice is yours. Put up and grumble, or risk some ‘pain’ for incredible long term gain. Throughout my life I have made some huge career changes. I had to leave my beloved first career as a nurse due to ill health when I contracted glandular fever from a sick baby (working in a hospital environment wasn’t healthy for me!) and I was desperate to know what else I could do. I had always wanted to be a nurse, what would I do now?
However by keeping an open mind and not being afraid to try new things I landed myself a new career as a trainee computer programmer, back in the 80’s. From this I went on to have my family and taught piano from home whilst my children were small. Once they were at secondary school I decided I wanted a new challenge and that’s when my coaching career began, in 2002.
Change is really exciting if you decide to feel like this about it. Remember nothing has any meaning other than the meaning we
. So embrace change and choose to think of it as exciting… not scary, daunting or too difficult. Without change we won’t grow or develop, we will just stagnate.
Tips to make change easier:
- Get moving, exercise always makes you feel better due to the natural endorphin release
- Do the things you are putting off (outstanding tasks nagging away at us make us feel sluggish)
- Ask yourself open questions (what do I really want to do, how do I want my life to be?) and listen out for the answers, there could be some really big stuff comes out as a result
- Act on these answers if you like what you hear…
- And contact me if you would like some exceptional positive and motivating support along the way. Accountability will make sure that you make the vital changes you desire rather than allowing them to remain merely pipe dreams.
I have been helping others to make the most of their life since 2003, to find more hours in the day, to reduce their stress and enjoy life. I can help you too. If you would like to have a complimentary 30 minute telephone session to find out how making changes will benefit you, call me today on 01295 272263. Why wait?