What’s holding you back?
Awareness keys you into the idea that something needs to change, it is the first step to ignite change – personal or professional change. What usually happens with awareness is you get a clear sense of who you are, where you are now and where and who you want to be, and this step requires courage and honesty.
And then comes what most might call the work – taking a step. However, what precedes taking a step is willingness. Most people are “ready” for a change, for things to be different in their lives, the 2nd part question is – are you willing?
Being ready is one thing, being willing is yet another.
Are you willing to challenge yourself? Are you willing to be uncomfortable? Are you willing to see a new perspective? Are you willing to acknowledge and admit to your dreams?
When you set out to drive a car, you must turn on the ignition, and shift gear out of park into drive and accelerate. Without putting the gear in drive, the car remains stationary. It’s the same with the transformation you require. You must be willing to get yourself out of park in order to shift.
You can dream of the life you want – more time with family, multiple vacations with friends, travel around the world, doing what you love, but if you remain in park and unwilling to take the required steps, then the dreams remain “dreams”.
Willingness makes you able.
It is important to note that when you are willing, you will be met with resistance.
Resistance is very different for every person, it can show up as:
“I won’t finish reading this article,”
“The life of my dreams isn’t made for me,”
“I don’t feel like it.”
Your resistance shows how much hold your fear has on you. Your resistance can keep you in park – wishing, waiting and hoping something outside of you will spark the change you require.
Your success – your transformation and the personal growth you seek is not by accident. You must be willing to take some emotional risks – be uncomfortable, judged, embarrassed, and vulnerable.
You can practice willingness by:
- Changing your perspective
- Listening through a new set of ears
- Taking small risks
- Stepping out of your comfort zone
If you are ready to get out of the cycle and navigate change to move forward, it’s time we talked: Bit.ly/DivorceYourFearNow