“Here’s the thing no one tells you about the saying “go big or go home”: Most people who go big swiftly end up at home.”
Good morning, friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Is it winter? Is it spring? Is it summer? Who knows! All I know is it’s time to get going. Let’s get to it.
One of the conundrums I’ve encountered in recent years is that it’s not fair to say change is hard but it’s equally untrue to say change is easy. Change is something very difficult to describe. Babies are a state of constant change while adults gradually change less and less. Is it easy for babies and harder for adults? Or is the matter less about ease v. difficulty and more about mindfulness and process? Babies aren’t “good” at change; they simply don’t overcomplicate it.
My wife and I have progressed through a number of the parenting challenges by now and one of the bears was teaching our kids how to ride a bike. Perhaps we started too late or didn’t have the knowledge base but it was not easy. They can all ride very well now, as to be expected, but I wish it had been easier. Now I know it could have been. Have you ever heard of a glider? It’s a bicycle with no gears or pedals, just two wheels on a frame with a seat and handlebar. Get a small one, let a two or three-year-old kid stride it and naturally learn to glide developing balance. Then the child will naturally embrace pedals and gears in the desire to go faster. No teaching involved, just a natural progression. So what change in your life have you over thought, bypassing a natural progression?
· Maybe you want to be healthier and/or lose weight. You’ve bought into the big picture image of magazines and commercials and are stymied. Don’t over think it; just eat healthier and move some today. Change will come.
· Maybe you want a new or better job. You have envisioned the life you want to live and don’t see the map to get there. Don’t over think it; get your resume together today or make a contact today. Change will come.
· Maybe you have a relationship problem. You remember how great it used to be and wish it could be again. Don’t over think it; connect today with no expectations and make a plan to do it again. Change will come.
As much as we gripe about change we all do it enough. Easy changes or the ones we want to do that are relatively easy we accomplish mindlessly. When the change is big or necessary but undesired we engage the mind and that’s not always great. The path of success is as simple as the next step. Nothing lies beyond that step until it’s taken. Stop overcomplicating and over thinking your changes. Take the next step and change will come. I have faith you can do it! Have a great week.