Albert Einstein once said that in his view, the definition of insanity “is doing the same things over and over again, but expecting a different results.”
The first step to making a meaningful change, always starts with the choice you make to do something different this time. The situation doesn’t matter, the why doesn’t matter. The important part is you becoming aware and then making a choice.
Quite often we do things alone – sometimes out of need, lack of resources or quite simply because that is the way you have always done things. There is nothing wrong with that approach, but sometimes having someone work with you on changes, can add a different element to the process. Having a partner, an advocate, a second set of eyes, ideas, knowledge and tools, can only help.
There is nothing weak about working with someone to maximize your potential. In fact, realizing you can be, do and achieve more by expanding your knowledge base, is taking control of your life from a position of strength. It takes courage and bravery to step into yourself, your goals and your future.
The other thing I hear from clients is that they feel it is ‘selfish” to put themselves first. Being selfish in its traditional sense, simply means to put yourself first. We’ve all heard the comments about needing to take care of yourself first so you can take care of others, you need to put your own oxygen mask on first, so you can be alive to help with others etc., yet we quite easily dismiss ourselves and put others first. In most cases we do this because we have an underlying, incorrect and limiting belief that we are not worthy or deserving and that prevents us from doing things to truly move us forward.
I know for myself, until I addressed this, I was self defeating and sabotaging without ever understanding how or why I kept on finding myself in the same situation, over and over again. So if you are ready to make a change, do something different, please let me know. I would love to help you become the person you want to be, for yourself that will be of benefit to others. Trust me, it’s time.