Most of us REALLY dislike change. I believe we humans are somewhat hardwired to seek pleasaure and avoid pain, and change can certainly be painful sometimes. So why change?
If you are brave enough to listen to that little voice inside your head telling you that something’s not right, then it is time for a change. Perhaps your career is going nowhere, perhaps you are starting to experience ill health because of weight gain, or perhaps you have finally had enough of “just getting by.”
Carolyn Myss, an author and teacher of intuition workshops, says that “our biography becomes our biology.” That is, if we betray ourselves by not listening to that little voice, our bodies will register that betrayal. Have you ever worked at a job you hated or for someone you didn’t respect? You probably got headaches or back pain. When we ignore our instincts or refuse to listen to our hearts, we get in trouble.
Myss goes on to say, “As long as you stay confused and decide that you have no idea what choice to make, you are actually trying to manage the speed of change because you don’t want change to happen.” In other words, you indecision is really your decision.
If your little voice is telling you that you need to make a change, then you need to trust that it is true. Trusting yourself can be intimidating, I know. But ask yourself if you are afraid of following your intuition simply because of the changes that will come in your life.
Consider NOT hating that which is difficult. Embrace the difficult. Billie Jean King once said that “pressure is privilege.” Tackle the hard things, and find out what you are made of. It is very likely to be stronger stuff than you ever imagined.