How to ride the emotional roller-coaster of change
Learning how to ride the emotional roller-coaster of change is critical to designing the life and business you love. But you must really want to change to hang on for the ride. If you’re not ready and committed to stick to it, you will never survive the emotional force from the exhilarating ups and painful downs of making change and achieving a goal. The emotional roller-coaster of making change cannot be handled by those with impotent goals, a weak desire/reason why,
Making change for yourself, such as achieving an ultimate goal takes time and some dedicated reconditioning of the brain to counteract the strong limiting beliefs of what you can or can’t do. You have to wipe your mind clear and plant positive beliefs to replace your fears. You need to choose to have a beginner’s mind and believe you can do anything.
With fears abandoned and a new belief system embraced, you can jump out of your comfort zone. You can began testing the limits of possibility, to see what you truly can accomplish. Once your comfort zone is expanded or even transcended, it will never shrink back. You will never go back to your fearful old self. Even more, you will find that once I step out, it gets easier to step out again and again.
“Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the USA
Are you afraid to make a career change?
Nobody dreams of working long hours in a job with limited potential, yet so many do just that. Even before you get to the office, an annoying alarm clock wakes you, you have to battle traffic to get to your job or, even more insulting, you get stuck in traffic.
At the office, you take orders from a boss you don’t like, stuffed in a grey box with four walls if you are lucky or a cubicle if you’re not. All this knowing you’ll get paid a wage that doesn’t respond to how hard you work. This might sound negative but we’ve all been stuck in a rut like this, wondering when someone is going to save us, or wishing we could win the lottery and have the freedom to do as we choose. But those things are fantasies. the only way out of the rut is for you to get fired up, and excited up enough to jump up and out into the world of possibility. (To get fired up is like a pile of mud turning into a brick – to transform into a better, more durable material).
“Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm throws the switch.” – Ivern Ball, writer
The ups and downs of escaping from employee to entrepreneur
For me, my experience was not much different that the situation above. I desperately wanted to live my passion and wanted to make the escape from employee to entrepreneur. Going through the change, and riding the emotional rollercoaster was difficult was both exhilarating and deathly sickening. Every day of the past three years of my working life meant walking up two flights of stairs to my office. I would get angry with myself and my morning routine and mumble, “I can’t believe I am still walking up these stairs to do work that does not allow me to create the income, lifestyle and freedom I want.” “Lord help me become the best version of me, and live with no regrets.” “What must I do and who must I become to design the life and business I love?”
While I had these negative emotions, I was also glad I had my job to pay the lousy bills. It’s like the syndrome where prisoners begin to like their jailers and the predictability of their routine because, by the end the day, I would be mumbling to myself “thank God I have my job.” That happened more on the days when I had no fire in my belly. I forgot why I was taking the jump out of the rut and into possibility, so my desire and confidence would falter.
It was like I had two different personalities – one moment I was excited, energetic and unstoppable, but the next I was sad, weak and timid. I wasn’t fired up; I was not strong enough to push through the hard times.
In my more vulnerable states, it was easy to make excuses why I couldn’t do something. It’s much easier to complain about circumstances and do nothing than it is to take responsibility and make uncomfortable steps toward change. This is why your clear vision and strong reason why is so vital to making change – if you don’t have it, you become susceptible to the shadows. It becomes reasonable to give up on your dreams, and seems easier to be depressed, bitter and angry.
“If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.” – Frank Wilczek, physicist, mathematician and a Nobel laureate
The more you ride the roller-coaster the more success you achieve
There is a great saying, “The level of your success is determined by the level of discomfort you can handle.” The more uncomfortable you can get, the greater you expand your comfort zone, and the more success you will achieve. Having a vision and taking uncomfortable actions without certainty every step of the way is something we all need to practice. You will get to a better place if you have the guts to move forward while adjusting your actions – just never quit.
“Hold fast to dreams / For if dreams die / Life is a broken-winged bird / That cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes, poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist
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