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Discomfort Comes Before Change?
Did you know that most people need to get really uncomfortable with the status quo before they will do something about changing it?
Did you know that comfort in the status quo will stop you from growing and excelling? What would it take for you to push yourself out of your comfort zone?
Change comes when we move towards something we desire or away from something we don’t want to continue to experience. The level of discomfort we experience before we make the move out of our comfort zone is an entirely individual choice.
Some people like the drama of staying in the comfort zone that has become anything but comfortable. Some people like the drama of blaming someone else for their unpleasant circumstances.
When you stop the blame game and take responsibility for your own experiences, you are taking your power back. You can then choose deliberately to achieve whatever it is you want. Whether that is moving towards something you desire or away from something that you don’t wish to experience.
What might stop you?
Almost without fail the thing that will stop you will be fear. Fear of failure and then being judged and embarrassed about the failure. Fear of success and then being more visible and vulnerable.
Another thing that might stop you is a limiting belief like, ‘I am not good enough’ or ‘people like me don’t excel’ or ‘what if they don’t like me when I succeed’. Actually, all of these limiting beliefs are underpinned by fear.
The truth about these limiting beliefs is that they are faulty. They were perceived by you in response to the way people acted around you. Most often and most damaging is when they were formed in the early years when you were a vulnerable child and needed to be loved and accepted by those around you.
When you didn’t get what you needed from those around you, you interpreted that it must be your fault, that there must be something wrong with you. What if it is actually true that you were always good enough, lovable enough and there was never anything wrong with you? I believe that is the truth!
Getting uncomfortable is a good thing.
Getting uncomfortable does not feel good, but it is a good thing. It will be the catalyst that shoots you forward into a better feeling place. Think of the discomfort as a stepping stone to the next stage of your life. See it as the indicator that you need to refocus your thinking and change those faulty beliefs.
If you need help in making those changes, find someone to work with who can help you clear the hurts and disappointments of the past and clear the limiting beliefs that you may not even be aware of because they are often held in our unconscious minds.
I love to see the progress clients make when they are able to let go of the past and move towards what they truly desire and deserve to have.
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