I’ve been writing a lot about how my personal life has impacted my business (most notably my family emergency and my remodel).
But for the most part, I’ve only really touched on surface things — like how these things have impacted my efficiency and work habits.
There is a deeper part of this as well, where I’ve been looking at my business overall. My team, my systems, my packages. Even myself.
I am quite clear there are things I’ve been tolerating that I need to move on from. I’m also seeing exactly how I’ve attracted the things I’ve been tolerating and what I need to do to change that. And I’ve also gotten quite clear on what I DO want.
I’m also realizing I’m READY to change. This is actually the biggest piece of this. It doesn’t matter how unhappy you are, if you’re not ready to do what needs to be done, nothing changes.
I know I sound like a cliché — but I’m also very clearly seeing how I’ve resisted changing in order to get what I want. You see, these things I’m tolerating didn’t just show up last week. They’ve been knocking around for quite some time. And I’ve even KNOWN this and WANTED it to change — but somehow nothing happened.
Because I wasn’t ready. Now I am.
Change is scary. You could end up in a far worse situation than what you have now, even if it’s not ideal. But even deeper than changing a situation is changing myself — and that’s scary too. Who will I be if I let go of some of these key ideas that have defined me for most of my life?
I don’t have the answers to that right now. I only know I’m done tolerating. And I’m done realizing that the only person I have to blame for what I’ve been tolerating is me.
It’s time to not only do things differently but BE different. And see what magic I can create when that happens.
It’s scary. But it also feels oh-so-right.
Until next time.
© Copyright 2014 Michele Pariza Wacek (Michele PW)