Hello SOTGC community,
Are you considering a new job, a move, or even starting a business? You analyze the situation over and over but you just can’t seem to make a decision. It is fear that often keeps us stuck in our head. If you take the time to ask yourself the following four questions, you may find the answers that you need.
There is power in the pen and paper. Read the questions below and write the answers down. This will help you to gain clarity and shed light on your decision.
1. What is the worst thing that could happen?
We spend months, even years, sometimes wondering if we should leave a job or a situation we are in. We know we are not happy but day in and day out we go to the same job. We analyze why we should stay, but do we ever ask ourselves, “What is the worst thing that could happen if we were to leave?” We have over 50,000 thoughts a day and more than 70% of them are negative thoughts. What if we were to reverse the percentage or even make it 50/50? The key to changing your negative thinking is to recognize and become aware of it and then challenge the thought. Don’t let it control you. With a positive attitude new opportunities appear.
2. How will you feel when you make the change?
You are nervous about a change but what is your vision for the change? What is it you want to do and how do you see yourself in the new situation? Take the time to envision what you really want. Write it down or draw a picture. When you take the time to think about what you want, more of that comes into your life. Our minds are very powerful and, as research has shown, we can train our brains to think a certain way, strengthening and stimulating our emotions. We see, hear, and experience more of what we focus our minds on.
3. Why do you want it?
Our “why” is often the biggest motivator to make the change. Will we be better off financially, will we be happier? When we place emphasis on the why, we get to the root of the truth. It challenges our assumptions about what we think we know. Knowing the why will give power to your passions.
4. What do you really want?
Ask yourself what you really want and how you want to feel. We are all entitled to happiness. We are meant to be happy and, in fact, according to a study at the University of California Riverside, led by Professor Sonja Lyubomirsky, research has shown that happy people are more successful, make more money, are more productive, and have stronger immune systems. Isn’t it time you make yourself happy?
What did your answers tell you? Perhaps it is time to make a decision and not let fear get in the way. If you are stuck regarding a job decision or change in your life, contact Upstream Solutions to inspire and motivate you to make the change you want. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share my blog post on your social media sites.