Are You Ready to Embrace Your New Life?

Posted on: April 6, 2021, by :
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Your openness to change and resiliency impact how well you navigate through change. To prevent additional stress and make progress, you must decide what you want your life to be like once you work through the change. In doing so, you free up your energy to be creative and focused.

There are steps that you can take to lean into change instead of resisting change. As pressure increases and uncertainty grows, decide upon your longer-term goals, and identify what needs done in the near term to support your making progress toward your goals. Progress needs defined by you, not society. Only you understand your situation, resources, and challenges and it’s you who should decide what you will work toward and how you’ll go about it. Ignore pressure to implement traditional solutions, they may not apply to your circumstances. Embrace the uniqueness of your needs and design plans around it.

Here’s something intriguing to think about. What if instead of trying to do what society expects of you, you decide what is best for you, even if it’s outside of the norm? What if doing so catapults you beyond even your expectations? That’s a surprise benefit of having to deal with major, unplanned change, out-of-the-box thinking may be the best way for you to move through the challenges associated with your situation. You may be free from the constraints that come with expectations and norms.

Unplanned change may end different facets of your life, but it could also be what empowers you to move into the best part of your life. You may begin to care less about what is expected of you and focus on more of what’s best for you.

In other words, you no longer feel obligated to act based upon experience, training, or recommendations alone. The actions you take are based upon a combination of factors that include those I just mentioned as well as weighing risk, estimating probability, and listening to your intuition. 

There are those who feel compelled to take the advice of others. And there are those who have done so only to regret they didn’t consider the likelihood of events or listen to their intuition. More often than not, these individuals are dissatisfied with their decisions.

When that’s the case though, benefits can be realized from the learning that’s associated with the situation. We can take that learning and apply it to the future. It’s now time to begin embracing your new life.