What could you do if you weren’t fearful is my favourite quote by the Who Moved My Cheese publication, written by Spencer Johnson. For me personally this speaks to the unwillingness of many to alter, not because they don’t understand now is the time to initiate a shift in either their professional or personal life, but since they’re fearful.
Let's face it, change is tough. Since Anatole France famously stated: All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; to what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we have to die to one life before we can enter another.
Maybe a bit dramatic but it’s true. I enjoy change, always have, but I go through a tiny grieving process once the shift is upon me. But, I would rather proceed instead of being trapped in the now.
Lately, I met with two former workers and their stories couldn’t be more distinct. One was advised that his job was eliminated in the end of the calendar year, and another, that I met the following day, had after eight years in the company where I hired him accepted a function with another business. Both of these were comfortable where they had been, but the prior waited until things occurred to himwhile the latter took destiny into his own hands and discovered a new function.
And astonishingly the gentleman who approved a new job is all about a decade older than the person who will likely be out of job.
What exactly makes people remain, beyond what I think # & I 39;ll predict a pure expiry date? Comfort and dread of the unknown. Every individual who I know or that I’ve encountered, who were relieved of their responsibilities, didn’t quite enjoy the surroundings or function anymore, but remained as, well I figure it's”that the devil you know.” Though they were no more passionate about their job, they remained, also, then the”fates” because it had been brought them up.
You spend your waking hours at work when you do in the home, so in the event that you believe that need to settle for comfy, I say really? Aren’t you dying by inches if you’re not getting billed each day that you go to work, knowing you have a wonderful civilization, a fantastic group of individuals you’re working with, you’re making a positive difference and you’re having fun?
I want enthusiasm in my life both personally and professionally. Just settling isn’t in my character. It’s promised in me making lots of difficult decisions in my own life, but I left them until they had been created for me before I settled into a”good enough” mentality.
back to my narrative of two former workers. I understand the person who’s losing his job, will discover another within another six months. In addition, I understand that if he does, he’s going to come back and say why didn’t I do this earlier. Since this is the narrative I'Id heard over and over and over again. Along with the other? Well, good for himwilling to take a chance on shift in his mid-fifties!
don’t let things happen for you, make them occur. And ask yourself, What could you do if you weren’t afraid!