OK! I know that’s probably not what you wanted to hear today!
Do you ever have those moments where you ask “Why me?”, and usually follow it up with “I didn’t ask for this!”?
I know I do!
But the thing is you DID ask for this! From the very moment that you heard that little voice in your mind saying “I know I can be more” you invited change into your life and the truth about change is it’s probably, OK definitely, going to hurt! Anyone who’s spent any time in a gym knows that in order to get results there is going to be some pain!
My grandmother used to say “you can’t bake a cake without breaking eggs!” and she was right. As perfect and beautiful as an egg is, we can’t make use of it without breaking it!
If you want to create a better life for yourself, if you know you can be better, do better, you are going to have to let go of some old things. Everyone’s life is already full. From the most successful to the least successful of us, we each have the same number of seconds in the day. The difference is the more successful people have willingly let go of the things in their lives that hold them back, in order to make room for the things that move them forward in the direction of their dreams.
When we try to avoid OUCH we limit our growth and stand in our own way to success!
So change = OUCH = results!
Here’s a great story about change = ouch:
A man found the cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.
Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and could go no further.
So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and
snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily.
But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.
The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment,
the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.
Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around
with a swollen body and shriveled wings.
It never was able to fly.
What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and
the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were nature’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need to grow. If we went through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as we could have been. And we could never fly.