When you’re feeling stuck, it may be time for a perspective shift.
There are Four Crazy Questions you can ask yourself that are the opposite of the more obvious ways to think about change.
These questions acknowledge that, yes, change can be hard.
It’s uncomfortable, and there are legitimate reasons to avoid being uncomfortable.
Digging deeper and observing that resistance can provide great insight into what is truly motivating and challenging about the change you are facing.
Here are Four Crazy Questions to ask yourself when you are contemplating changing…or not changing.
What is GOOD about NOT changing?
What is working for you with the status quo? What are the benefits of staying the same?
What would be BAD about changing?
If you changed, what might you have to give up or lose? How would your regular routine be disrupted?
What might be GOOD about changing?
If you changed, how would that be helpful or beneficial? What new opportunities or possibilities could open up?
What might be BAD about NOT changing?
If you don’t change, what bad things could happen? If you keep going the way you’re going, what might things look like in the future (say, 10 years from now)?
By understanding deeper motivations, you get to notice and name your primary stumbling blocks.
Paradoxically, when you become aware of what’s holding you back, it’s much easier to keep moving forward.
If you are conflicted about making changes, please understand that feeling is normal.
Ambivalence about change is a normal human experience and often a necessary step in the process of change.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. – Carl Rogers
You don’t have to entirely revamp your life.
All you have to do is move one step in the right direction.
One step. Then another step. And another step. And so on.
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