Henry Ford said, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
So many of us want to see a change in our lives, yet we don’t do anything about it. We continue to do what we’ve always done in the hope that some kind of external miracle will sweep in and do the hard work for us.
Only it doesn’t.
So things continue as they’ve always done and you continue to wish that things could be different while resigning yourself to the fact they never will.
But is it a fact? Is it really?
Sure, it’s pretty guaranteed that if you don’t try something new, things will never change, but what if you did something different? What if you started doing that thing you really wanted to do, even if it was something simple like spending time in the garden reading a good book? What if you reached out to that friend you’ve been thinking about but haven’t heard from for a while? What if you started your day with a five minute meditation?
They sound like little things, but those little things add up to make a big difference. As they say, a butterfly flapping its wings in New York affects a hurricane in China. Change in one area of your life has a knock on effect, giving you more confidence to build on that growth.
The problem comes in the form of your pesky ego. Your ego doesn’t care if you’re happy. Your ego just wants you to be safe. Change scares your ego, so it pushes you to stay in your comfort zone, even if your comfort zone isn’t that comfortable. So what if it makes you miserable? At least you’re not being eaten by a bear!
So if there’s something you’ve been wanting to do but you’ve been holding back, make a commitment to do something about it today. Not tomorrow, or next week. Today.
It doesn’t have to be that really big thing you’ve been dreaming about. Try taking a little step towards it. Maybe you want to go travelling around the world but you don’t have the money for a ticket. Start by researching destinations and costs. Put together a budget and a plan. Then break it down and start saving towards it, even if it’s only a pound a month. Put in more when you can. Eventually you’ll have enough for your trip – and as you start getting closer and closer to your goal, you’ll have more and more motivation, which will help build up momentum and it’ll happen sooner than you think.
What’s the scary thing you’re going to do today?
If you’re feeling like you just don’t have the confidence to make that change, help is at hand! This Friday 30th April I’m running a masterclass in confidence. We’ll go over a number of techniques you can use to unleash your confidence in any situation, support you to do the things you’ve been wanting to do but have held back. Book your ticket now.