It’s impossible.” said pride.
“It’s risky.” said experience.
“It’s pointless.” said reason.
“Give it a try.” whispered the heart.
Each of us have our pride. We have unique experiences. We use our reason to make decisions. We ignore far too many times what our heart tells us. If you are trying to make a change today, who will you listen to? Depending on the voice we choose to hear in this moment, will determine our outcome . Can you remember a time when you had a passion to do something? Did you tell yourself it was impossible? That the desire you had to do that one thing that totally engaged you was not possible for you. The only way we get to make a change is to take a chance. Believe me I know. I have spent the last year making significant changes. Even in the midst of some of them, I felt like it was just impossible. I had the passion, the desire, but pride was getting in my way.
And then, I had to acknowledge my experience. Experience will always guide you to safe shores. I felt like the changes I wanted to make in my life were risky. Not safe. My palms were sweating at the thought of change. Taking a risk is so difficult. I mean, what if I was wrong? Where would I be then? Isn’t it better to be safe and secure than to take a risk? Have you ever had to make a change, but you felt it was too much of a risk so you didn’t do it? That is a question I was forced to address and come up with the answer.
Of course as if that was not enough to deal with….then came the reality of many, many thoughts. Why, for what, with who, what if? There is no reason to change my life. The voice of reason spoke to me loud and clear. It is pointless, leave well enough alone, you may not survive mishap, uncertainty, change.
But, for the first time in a very long time, I quieted myself long enough to hear a whisper. It was very soft and not too strong. It called out to me again and again with nothing more than a simple phrase. However, it was a phrase I could no longer ignore. My pride could not deter me. My experience could not frighten me away from it. My reasoning was no match for it’s yearning. Finally, my heart beat grew louder and louder until it was all I could hear…Give it a try! And so I did. And ever since, I am living happily ever after.
Let me know what changes you are trying to make. Together we can put a plan in place to achieve them. Every change starts with just one action step. And really, why not give it a try?
Best, Your Friend, Coach Rose.Share