142. What will change cost you? (Paying the status quo or investing in change)

 
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We all feel this sense of 'ideal self' that we want to be moving towards. It is safe to assume a lot of us desire some change on some level in some area of our lives. But we need to consider what change will cost us. We can't ever change if we aren't willing to make some kind of investment in it. Seeing where we need to make an INVESTMENT in the change we want This episode started out with me wanting to share on INBOX ZERO, but the issue became about the TIME it would take to accomplish inbox zero This brings up the issue of making an upfront investment in the change we want for later in our life. We want to make changes As I have worked to live my life 'on purpose' (intentional living), it meant making a lot of change in my life. And in almost every coaching session I have, I am working with someone on a change they want to make: change in relationships, in approach, in time management, in how they handle their health, etc. But we need to be mindful of how easy we expect it to be. DO WE WANT CHANGE? YES WHEN DO WE WANT IT? WHEN IT IS EASY! Maintaining the status quo gets us more of the same Our daily lives are being run to maintain what we are already doing. So, we can almost predict what our future will be like based on what our status quo is right now. We will get more of the same. Changing your life doesn't have to be a huge overhaul There is a famous Mel Robbins quote "the cost of your new life is your old one" and that always averted me from change. Sounds too big, no thank you. My approach to change has been making small changes over time. And I really believe that making small investments over time can change your whole life (I share all about this right here) What will change cost us? How will we pay for it? When I talk about investing in change, the cost of change, I am talking about using your AVAILABLE resources. These are the resources we all have available to us in some way: our time, our physical energy, our emotional energy, our space, our money. I talk about managing these resources in the Simplify Your Life Series Remeber, this is hard because we have to learn the skill of showing up for ourselves. When we invest in changing our life, it becomes 'you working for you'. I talk more about this skill in this episode: Do you trust yourself to show up for you When we want an easy life I wanted an easy life, so I always did the 'easy things'. Turns out I had that wrong. If I wanted an easy life later, I had to do the hard thing now. I had to make some upfront investments and pay the cost now. Discomfort either way, which one will you choose It can be freeing and humbling to realize: You are uncomfortable where you are, in the status quo Change will be uncomfortable, and maybe unfamiliar But the choice of which discomfort you choose is up to you. Over these past few episodes, I have been challenging you to get #uncomfortableonpurpose. I hope you keep tagging me on Instagram to share this and come share it in the Facebook community group. Quote by Dean Koontz: “Change isn't easy... changing the way you live means changing what you believe about life. That's hard... When we make our own misery, we sometimes cling to it even when we want so bad to change because the misery is something we know. The misery is comfortable.” If you want to sign up for the Making Change Challenge, you can do that right here. SIMPLE PLEASURE OF THE WEEK The library apps to get books, audiobooks and magazines. The Overdrive App The Libby App IG accounts I like for book ideas are @thislibrarianisreading and @read.write.janis Products recommended here may include referral links to Amazon. If you click through and buy something I may earn a commission, at no cost to you. Books Referenced Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

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