Have you ever heard the quote from Albert Einstein, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”?
Some of us are afraid of change, yet we want great things to happen. We want to increase our sales, grow our businesses and increase our wealth – but at the end of the day we aren’t always willing to make the necessary changes to make these things happen. So what can we do to jump start a much needed or wanted change?
*Try something outside of your comfort zone. Forcing yourself to do something new causes personal growth. Maybe try something you never imagined like taking a sabbatical from work to travel or starting your own business. Take a leap of faith and go for it.
*Once you’ve decided to try something new just do it! Don’t spend a year researching and re-examining – those are just excuses not to do it. Getting bogged down by the data sucks the fun out of your decision so just do it already.
*Do not give yourself a deadline for success. When you make a bold choice decided to do it for the long-term and enjoy every aspect of it. It’s easier to move forward when you aren’t missing a bunch of crazy goals you set for yourself.
*Have fun! You only live this life once, so why not have fun! Don’t worry about what everyone else will think – the best success stories are of those that marched to the beat of their own drum. You aren’t a cookie cutter person so don’t follow a cookie cutter life. Ask yourself what you want out of life? What would make you happy? And then do what makes you happy.
As a little reassurance people who made big transformations such as leaving their jobs or going back to school, were happier six months later than those who stuck to the status quo, according to a survey by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
If you are serious about making some bold changes one of the best things you can do for yourself is to network with those that have the same mindset. At the end of the day we do need encouragement and the people that are doing big things surround themselves with others who do the same.
So be bold, be brave and embrace your life. If there is something you’ve always wanted to do, do it now because tomorrow is never a given.
Danae Branson is the Founder of Elite Scheduling Services. They specialize in scheduling services and marketing for financial professionals.