Secrets to Making Change Easier
2. The Change Guarantee™: From This Situation, Something Good Will Come
Even though it’s hard to imagine while you’re in the middle of a change, the transition you’re going through is opening up your life and leading you toward a brighter future. Every change will eventually bring something good into your life: This is the Change Guarantee. It may not be how, what or when they expect, but those who navigate change successfully know that it always brings a gift into their lives.
Maybe you’ve been fired and unemployed for months; it’s likely that a new, rewarding career is on your horizon. Maybe you’ve divorced and believe that you’ll never fall in love again; it’s possible that the best relationship of your life is right around the corner. Perhaps you’ve had a heart attack; by permanently changing the way you eat and exercise, you’re in for the best years of your life. Your current change is already working to lead you to a brighter future.
3. The Change Muscle™: You’re Stronger than You Think
Those who successfully move through change know they’re resilient, strong and capable of getting through anything. There’s something within every human being that supports us and keeps us alive and moving forward: We’re born with a will to survive, a will to heal and a will to be happier and feel good again. Your Change Muscle is the strength that’s created from all of the changes that you’ve been through—the big changes, small changes, unexpected changes and the changes you, yourself, have initiated.
Change gets easier the more we live through it. Our brains and bodies tend to remember the last time we experienced change—recalling that it didn’t kill us. When we take the time to look back, we remember that something positive eventually came from it, as well. Reinforce the strength of your Change Muscle by creating a Change Resume™, a private document that lists all of the changes that you’ve already lived through. Include changes big and small—from switching schools or moving to a new city to surviving a serious accident or getting divorced. Every change, both positive and challenging, will strengthen your Change Muscle and help you get through the change you’re experiencing today—and the changes you will certainly face in the future.