When it comes to the matter of creating lasting positive change in our world, sometimes our challenge is not that we don’t have a solution to our problem but rather that the solution is one that makes us uncomfortable. And as we have an aversion to discomfort, we tend to avoid what we shouldn’t (the most effective solution) and keep looking for a painless, comfortable answer to our problem. Deep down we know what we need to do but for a range of mostly fear-based reasons, we keep ourselves trapped in a kind of physical, mental and emotional holding pattern. Wasting more and more time, potential and energy.
Some of us have been circumnavigating change, growth and success for years. Talking, planning, intending and hoping. Reading articles like this and nodding in agreement. Time after time. Seeing ourselves in the words but still failing to take action. Almost doing a hundred things but actually doing very little. Having worked with thousands of people all looking to achieve essentially the same thing (positive transformation), I’m convinced that, in most situations, we know what we need to do (that is, we have the answer) but our lack of willingness to face our fear keeps us trapped in a kind of behavioral Groundhog Day.
If you’ve been avoiding a decision or a certain course of action (but deep down you know it’s the best solution), then maybe today is the day?