You Gotta move from your comfort zone if you want to bring about positive change in your life!
The following (in blue) is from Annemarie Postma’s book “The Deeper Secret”:
Deciding to seek what you want in your life means being prepared to leave your comfort zone. In fact, in your comfort zone you are a prisoner of your own limiting beliefs and fears. These can make the comfort zone an extremely oppressive place.
The problem arises when you are not prepared to let go of your comfort zone, but you want to change your life at the same time. The two are not compatible, so you will have to make a choice. It will have to be one or the other. You cannot choose anything without letting go of something else.
Deciding means defining what you want most and accepting the consequences.
Moving toward what you want
If you are not living a life that makes you happy now, then you can do one of three things:
- Make the decision to change your life;
- Fully accept your life as it is; or
- Withdraw from life as a victim and sit in the corner moping.
At times in our lives we have probably all chosen each of those choices. But here is some valuable advice:
- The more honest you are with yourself and the more proactive you are in addressing things you want to change in your life, the more time you can spend in accepting (because you have molded a life like you want).
- The more you view yourself as a victim and withdraw the more things stay the same.
- Our life consists largely of habits – so if you are willing to change your habits you surely will change your life.
So here is the question of the day…
How much time do you spend in each of the 3 categories?
My self-assessment is…
- 80% accepting
- 18% changing
- and 2% moping (I wanted to put 0% moping, but we all have some moments of feeling like a victim :-))
My theory is that if you spend time assessing your life, are clear on what you want to change and are willing to take action then your life will be very joyful and satisfying!
In life, either you decide or life decides for you.
~ Annemarie Postma
ACTION ITEM: Take some quiet time to assess the current situation of your life. How much are you accepting, changing, and moping? What would you like your life to look like? Get clear, get a plan, and start taking actions!!
As a Life Coach to Business Owners I have found that many of them appreciate some guidance in charting and navigating a course to a more fulfilling life. If you are ready for a Life Coach, drop me an email or give me a call.
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You can order Annemarie’s book “The Deeper Secret” from Amazon.
NOTE: Annemarie Postma has an amazing life story and this book is filled with great insights. This is a “New Age” type book.
Tip of the Day
Don’t just learn valuable information – take action. John Shaw of Landis Transport, LLC did! He attended our workshop “Seven Strategies to Create Profitable Sales” and two days later sent me an email with the following text:
“Thank you. All great advice. I used your line of questions and got a new (BIG) client. Thanks!”
So what actions are you going to take with what you learned today?
BE GRATEFUL and spread kindness – it will all come back to YOU!
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