Excitement and fear feel similar in the body
If you have experienced or are currently experiencing any of those feelings, I want you go a bit beyond them and answer the following questions. First close your eyes and focus on what you’re feeling in your body. What’s causing it? How does it feel? Do think it is excitement? What comes after that exciting feeling? Something that feels good? Is it something that you can’t wait to begin? Is it something that makes your body straight, strong and wanting to go for it? Or is it something you rather not do? Is it something you really don’t want to go to? Something that will make your body feel weak, slouch and want to run away from it? Pay attention to your answers and write them down if you need to.
Now, answer the same questions for the feelings of something in your gut, shakiness, and any other feeling you might not be able to recognize whether it’s good or not for you.
Recognize when it’s time to grow
You will know it is time to grow personally and professionally when:
- When you see signs to improve or change. When you are aware of what happens in your life, instead of living it by default, you will notice even the most subtle signs that are coming. You feel attraction to something or someone (not necessarily romantic), you might have seen or heard an ad, or you might have heard someone talk about a subject that triggers your senses. Whatever it is, the key is that it caught your attention and you were able to see it. Some might even say, whatever this thing is, it spoke to them. So pay attention to the little and subtle signs in your life and if it feels go for it.
- When you feel the improvement or change coming. We all have this sixth sense that tells us when it a change is about to happen. It is up to us to pay attention to it. If you’re used to numb that feeling for fear that it is something undesirable, you will be caught by surprise. But if you regularly pay attention to what you feel, for sure you will feel when the time to improve or change is near so, try to be prepared for it.
- When the opportunity has arrived. Sometimes we just cannot foresee an opportunity and all of the sudden it’s right here in front of us. When this happens, I want you to take your time to evaluate it with the process I showed you above, with your dreams and goals in life, and with those things that are truly important to you. If the opportunity to improve or change feels good, right, and true to you, go ahead and enjoy the journey.
Do not resist change, change is good.
Although it is always safe and comfortable to stay where we are, I want you to understand that we were not meant to stay put. We were meant to move, and grow, and evolve, and expand. We were not meant to stay stagnant. We were meant to become more than what we are each and every day. It’s the only way to go back to being who we really are.
So, try to make peace with change and embrace it. Besides, who doesn’t like a bit of an adventure and excitement in their lives every now and then. Don’t be afraid, there is no way you can get it wrong and there is no way you cannot learn from the experience. Experience is what makes you grow and expand anyways, so go for it.
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.” ―Mandy Hale
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