Let’s face it: trying to resist change will leave you drowning in denial and the pain caused by not accepting that everything in life is constantly changing.
Despite that fact, we tend to resist the idea of change. We’re comfortable with the way things are and change is not always so cushy and predictable. But the one thing we can always count on is that things are always changing. It would benefit us to accept change, instead of rejecting it.
Regardless of who you are or what you do, you have to have the skill of awareness to recognize exactly where you have blind spots. As a professional coach, I have noticed that one of the deadliest ways a person can sabotage themselves is by getting stuck in life where they stop seeing new opportunities (i.e. resisting change).
When you’re faced with a new situation that makes you hesitant or even fills you with dread, ask yourself “what is it that I have resistance about? Why?” You can cry about something changing all day long but reality is reality. Your job is to find new, productive ways to deal with your challenges, to make lemonade out of lemons! That is why you are an entrepreneur. You control your destiny– not the outside world.
We all fear something. Perhaps we fear that our life or profession will not be as profitable in the future as it is now. Some of us fear we will be worse off because we’ll have less money, fewer resources, a loss of creature comforts we’ve become accustomed to; we fear we’ll have fewer opportunities for advancement or a loss of respect. All these fears and feelings of uncertainty create anxiety and stress. In reality, the anticipation of any negative outcomes of an event are much worse than the reality of change.
Be careful of what you fear because you can attract the fearful thing to you. We are self-filling prophecies. The truth is we have to get over the stress of change and actually look forward to “things” changing so we can find ways to improve our service or products. We simply have to allow change. As entrepreneurs, we need to take the challenge to be better than our competitors!
Get past your insecurities. Believe in yourself and your talents, skills and experience because if you don’t, who will? We have to appreciate and honor our ability to flow with any change that life throws in front of us.
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