What leap have you been considering? After several big leaps, here’s three suggestions to embrace change and define your Ultimate Future.
I believe that life is full of as many chapters as we want to create. There’s a reason we turn a new leaf, make new beginnings, or take steps for a complete self makeover. Change is inevitable, yet as humans we constantly struggle to keep “things” the same. It’s an illusion since I think both of us would agree that we’re not the same as we were last week, last year, or 10 years ago.
That tension to keep things the same can result in a Popeye-wearing-a-kid-sized-shirt look. It doesn’t fit! So when you feel tension that life is not fitting, consider these tips for making life-changing leaps.
1. Dare to daydream.
Define your goals no matter how large. Lingering thoughts are a sign that you’re considering a change. Write down what you daydream about the most. What’s the vision for yourself that you’ve been considering?
2. Understand what’s important to you.
Identify activities that you’re doing for your happiness, your well-being vs. those you’re doing for other people. What do you value? What’s your passion?
3. Say yes to your greater purpose.
Often, people feel guilty about saying yes to what they want. They may feel like they’re abandoning a good job, a lifestyle, or the expected career path. When the consequence of staying put is too much to bear, isn’t it about time to say “Yes” to you?
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JESSICA MANCA is a certified coach, author, entrepreneur and former management consultant. She founded Managing Mindspaces, a professional coaching firm, providing sensible career and life coaching services to professionals making life-changing decisions.
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Thanks to Kathleen Asher for the inspiring photography.