Embrace success, and embrace change to achieve success.
Change is guaranteed. Change is one of the only constant experiences that exist in life. The problem is, how do we navigate through change easily and effortlessly when our comfort zone views change as scary and unknown?
Let’s face it, that comfort zone, that gray zone, that thing that keeps people stuck – no matter how uncomfortable someone is, whether it’s living paycheck to paycheck, whether it’s barely making ends meet, whether it’s surviving. No matter what that comfort zone looks like, no matter what that gray zone looks like, people stay there because it’s their known.
It’s the known area. It’s their known model of reality. And no matter how comfortable they are, they’re barely surviving. They choose to stay there because they know it, and because they know it, they’re comfortable there.
When someone tells us, “In order to achieve success just do this, this, and this,” well this, this, and this is the unknown. And because it’s the unknown, rarely will they do it because they view it as scary. They view it as something that they don’t know. And because they don’t know it, they don’t pursue it.
So many people don’t know what it’s like to thrive. So many people don’t know what it’s like to achieve success. And because that’s an unknown for them, they stay where they know that they know.
Success happens from the ability to be flexible. The most flexible person in a situation controls that situation. If you want to thrive – design and live the life of your dreams – it is necessary to adapt to change.
This is one of my favorite quotes about change…
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi
How are you changing yourself?
Work on Your Mindset!
Yes, work. Shifting your results requires active participation. WORK. In order to thrive, to live the life you always dreamed of, desire, and deserve, you get to do the inner work.
Understand what creates and drives your behaviors. Figure out what programs run in the background that you don’t even know you don’t know. Identify your blind spots.
Working on your mindset is huge in embracing change and making shift happen.
What is NLP
I get asked all the time, “What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming?” In a nutshell, it’s the science and study of human excellence. It is a science that helps us to rewire our unconscious programming for success.
NLP is about understanding the science of how our minds work in the background. It also assists us in becoming more aware of our thinking processes so that we understand how we, and others, think, behave, feel, react, and respond to situations and environments. This helps us to become better communicators, presenters, negotiators, decision-makers, and just better humans. This ultimately assists in our ability to adapt, adjust, accept, and embrace the inevitable.
And that inevitable is change. Change is going to happen whether you want it to or not. Either you’re prepared for it or you’re not.