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Monday, May 7, 2012


No Limits | The Freedom Blog


Written by Steven Griggs |

“If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change.”
John A. Simone, Jr.

“When you are through changing, you are through.”
Bruce Barton

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”
Henri Bergson

“What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.”
Mignon McLaughlin

It is said that the only time you are growing is when you are uncomfortable.

This is true.

In my experience, the very things that I feared and eventually accomplished now seem like small milestones. Well, not all are small, some are actually fairly big.

But in each case I can look back and remember the fear that held me back and all the ways that I rationalized or made excuses to keep myself from ever having to do that scary thing. 

But each time as I conquered one fear, I gained a little more self-confidence and a little more urge to try other scary things. It can actually become a little addicting.

It’s an interesting feeling.

It’s a bit like sky diving or bungee jumping. You can’t over think it or try to wrap your mind around it. You just have to do it. You have to step off into the abyss.

For me it was like telling myself, "OK if I pull this rip cord, I’m going to die……" and then you pull the rip cord….. .

We all have our personal fears. Things like performing or speaking in front of groups, showing your artwork, playing and singing your own songs. You know, opening ourselves up to others, showing something of our selves.

It’s uncomfortable.

But there are all sorts of other, more subtle fears that we live with that aren’t as obvious or as in your face as stepping off a bridge or pulling a rip cord.

Most of us fear change. Many of us, in order to avoid change and any discomfort have retreated into safe, rigid routines. See The Comfort of Routine . We have tucked ourselves away into predictable, never changing habits and stay safely within the daily rhythm of our lives.

But underneath that rhythm, things are changing. You can't necessarily see the changes at first, but they are coming. 

These are the changes you need in order to grow. Most of them you are creating yourself, unconsciously.They have already been requested, like seeds that you have sown. 

If you get quiet and listen to your deeper mind, you can hear whispers of the things you want changed. 

Some of these may be things you already know you need to change, so you won't have to listen very hard. See Opening Doors .

Yes, change is uncomfortable. But no matter how you bring the changes, consciously or unconsciously, change will happen.

You can't really get ready for change. You have to accept it. You just have to know that everything is as it should be. You are always exactly where you should be. 

Someday you'll look back and see that this is how you became who you are. 

Let go, step into the changes. Geronimo!