September 8, 2021


How is it that we can be so dissatisfied with the way we are, so desperate to change, and yet also terrified of making that change?

We might wish to evolve and upgrade our thinking, we might be desperate to let go of negative responses that have held us back and caused us pain... and yet something in us is frightened of what it might mean to become something different.

As uncomfortable as life might have become in this current form, it is at least OUR discomfort.
It’s familiar.
It’s known.

Sometimes the journey into the unknown (no matter how dissatisfied we might be with the life we know) just seems too terrifying to embrace.

What would life be like if I changed?

Who would I be if I changed?

Perhaps you have grown to believe that your anxiety is your identity... an essential part of who you are.
Perhaps you have a fear of becoming a version of yourself that you no longer recognise.
Perhaps you fear the decisions you might make if you were no longer limited by anxiety.

Sometimes we have to take that leap of faith, embrace the unknown and confront the scary!

Never forget that we actually change every day. Each tiny upgrade, each barely noticeable piece of learning and small shift in our understanding creates a new, more experienced version of ourselves.
It happens naturally, without effort.

Perhaps the only reason we haven’t changed the big stuff, the patterns of thought and behaviour that we really want changed, is because there are parts of us actively working to keep these things the same.
What if that part was keeping us this way because of fear of what it might mean to be different?

What if making that huge shift was simply a matter of stopping the process of resisting our natural growth?

After all, as scary as it might be to change, the scarier thing would be to never change.

In what way have you stepped outside of the comfortable chaos in the last year and embraced a scary change?

By: Tim Box

The Control System | Master

September 8, 2021
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