So what is it exactly that drives change?
The simplest way I have ever heard this put is that “change only occurs when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.”
So basically, change happens when you just can’t stand how things are any longer.
When we stop for a minute and start to recollect all of the major decisions in our lives, we will see this is the case time and time again.
The decisions we made at that time either reinforced the value of staying the same, or at that time we did take the action to make a defined change. In other words… if the pain wasn’t great enough we stayed the same. If the pain of staying the same was greater than that of change, then we made the change.
It’s incredible how something so simple can guide us through such complexity in our lives.
Whenever we are faced with a decision of making a change or staying the same, by asking ourselves a very simple question, it all becomes clear.
“What is more painful? Staying the exact same as I am now or taking the route of change?”
The answer will be quite evident and the only thing left for us to do is to take action in the direction we are guided internally.
Intuition is under-rated and many times ignored. Many of us still entangle ourselves with what we feel is logic.
My only question of this…what is more important; trusting your gut or trusting our so-called “logic” in an emotion filled state of mind?
Have an awesome inspired rest of your day!