I Want To Change The World, Just Not Myself
We EXHAUST ourselves trying to change everything in our world except the one thing that we can actually change — ourselves.
It’s no secret that change is by far the greatest processes we struggle with in our human experience. We exhaust ourselves trying to change everything in our world except the one thing that we can actually change — ourselves. When it comes to changing ourselves, we avoid it like the next apocalyptic plague.
We resist change within our own lives not because we don’t want to change, but rather because we fear the vulnerability in that change… the vulnerability of the unknown. But to fear and resist change is also to also fear and resist expansion and abundance. The beauty of life is all the potential we have yet to discover. If life was only ever what we foretold it to be, it wouldn’t be life at all – it would be a program of which there is no possibility for creation, no possibility for discovery. As business professionals, we must embrace the fact that our businesses will live or die based on our ability to allow change (and creativity) to be part of the experience. This means allowing for change at all levels, including those changes that may not be what we intended or instinctually feel is in our best immediate interest.
That’s not to say we shouldn’t have goals and a plan. Quite conversely, having them is what helps generate the energy in co-creating success. However, our attachment to the goal and plan, and suffocating the natural process of change, is what creates bottle necks in manifesting opportunities to build our vision beyond what we limitedly envisioned it to be.