Thursday, June 26, 2014

Taking risks

Are you comfortable taking risks? What do you do when you feel stuck? When what you're doing isn't working or no longer provides you with joy or satisfaction?

Many people are risk-averse. They're just not comfortable going outside their comfort zone, trying something new, making changes. That's nothing to be ashamed of. It just simply is—if you're that type of person. It's also a fact, however, that nothing will change if you don't change. So, if you are risk-averse, I encourage you to take some small steps toward making friends with risk.

I have several clients and a few friends who right now are making big changes in their lives—taking risks on new careers, new relationships, or some behavioral changes that they hope will lead to greater fulfillment, happiness and joy in their lives. One is even moving far away from family (and way out of her comfort zone) in the hope of landing a job that will bring her closer to her dreams.

If you have something that isn't quite fitting you these days, you don't have to move across the country or quit your job to get unstuck. Perhaps you simply need to change your attitude. Reframe how you see something. Find what you do like in your current situation and build on that. Is there something you can do today that will move you closer to your dreams? Create a plan of small steps to get you wherever you want to be. One step at a time: That's how we reach goals.

If you'd like a complimentary strategy session to discuss this, please contact me.

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