And it is scary. If you have done your homework, your intent is clear; but, no matter how well you plan or prepare, the path forward is littered with uncertainties.
It takes courage to step into change. It takes letting go of what is familiar.
Think about it. How often, for how long, have you stayed in less-than-comfortable situations because the thought of what it would take to change them, what you might have to let go of, the risk involved…whatever…held you back?
Sometimes change means stepping “out of the frying pan and into the fire,” even though you are not sure that the suit you are wearing is fireproof. It is not doing so foolishly, but with forethought, commitment, and courage.
Change takes the courage to let go of your ego. You will make mistakes. There will be times that you will look and feel foolish. People will call you everything under the sun–behind your back and/or to your face–for even considering the change.
Change takes the courage to fail, and the courage to succeed. Any big change is going to present you with a whole new set of challenges, some of which you will be prepared for and some of which may seem overwhelming.
Change takes the courage to risk, to explore, to make really tough decisions without the information that you would like to have. It takes the courage to say no to some really important things in life so that you have the ability and the resources required to remain focused on the change.
Change takes courage. There will be times when your courage waivers. When mine does I remind myself, I would rather look back and know that my best wasn’t good enough, than look back and know I didn’t try as hard as I could.
Change takes courage.
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