Most of the people I meet who are in need of help are not desperately unhappy. They have simply reached a point where they are ready to make a change. Finally ready to work on the one thing that is between them and the life they want. Sometimes it’s about breaking a habit or thinking about things in a different way. Whether creating a career goal, making a change in health and fitness or finally letting go of a fear, actually making a decision is powerful.
The exciting thing about working with clients is seeing them reach out for success and being part of that journey. The single act of going to see someone and laying out your challenge, is a signal to the unconscious mind that you are ready. Change often begins to take place before the first appointment.
When you are ready for change it is entirely possible. All those self help programs, books and classes that people take, they really do work. Though of course you must take them off the shelf and then put the into practice. I am constantly meeting successful people and discovering their secret is no real secret they make a decision and do the hard work.
If you step out of your normal zone of operation and make a real decision to change. In a short space of time, you will find that you gain momentum. You will change and everything will begin to look better.
I was a late starter. Got my degree in my late twenties and didn’t even learn to drive until I was 33. I was often negative, limited my abilities and made excuse for many years. Do I have regrets? Absolutely, though I don’t regret the learning I have received through every experience, I could have been a lot further on if I had learned how to let go of my fears and discovered there is always another way.
In the movie the Matrix Morpheus gives Neo the following choice:
This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.
I finally chose the red pill. Wonderland was fun for awhile, it’s harder than before and yet I enjoy delving further into the rabbit hole. Once you become aware that there is a life outside your comfort zone, there is no turning back.