Change Is A Verb
Change is scary, and I am in the business of helping people create change. This is not an easy task considering how uncomfortable change can be for people. I get how difficult it can be as a woman, a wife, a friend, a daughter, a sister, and as a human being. Change is scary. It requires doing something different from what you had been doing that has not been working and it definitely requires vulnerability. But, let me tell what I love about change, because this is at the core of what makes a real difference in people’s lives once they grasp this valuable concept. Change is a verb.
Change is a verb because it means you have to learn how to take action. It means doing something different (but having the right strategy), making a move, altering, adapting, adjusting, etc. Change is not just about insight. My clients have wonderful ideas and insights all the time, but if they don’t do anything with it or move it in some way, it falls very short. This is why I am in the business of helping people create change. I help people learn how to take action, but best of all, very small actions that can develop into bigger changes later. It is the small steps and changes in behavior that people can handle and really put into action. Jumping too far ahead or taking too big of leaps usually stifles the change process. Instead, “go slow in order to get there fast.”
What I have learned from working with people from all over the world is that if you don’t look for the changes you have made in your life, or stop for a moment to discover the small movement; you only see the problem again. Or, you don’t necessarily see the problem but you can easily let things pass you by that hold important information about how much you have changed. Remember… if you don’t look for what could be different or the small differences, you may miss it. Taking the time to take notice of what you have been doing that works creates a greater self-awareness and allows you to see what is possible.
The action step I would like you to consider is taking a moment in your day to look for and discover the small signposts of change that tell you something is different and begin to take note of how you are doing things. How do you know something is different? Which small actions make a difference?