This week we’ve been focusing on different ways to pave the path for the quantum leap required in order to fully step into our change, whatever that change may be.
We considered the need to recognize our personal learning curve, and how this type of learning doesn’t adhere to any time-line or metric.
We discovered ways to uncover our first layer of values, which are typically those that show up in our behavior, and which can ultimately, through further investigation, lead us to our deeper core-values.
And we took a tour of the world of patterns; how even the ones everyone can see may remain hidden to us if we let them, yet when we are aware of them, how they can be powerful allies in supporting our transition to change.
It's all about perspective,
When pulling all of these ideas together, they really all boil down to one thing: perspective.
It is how we think about learning that determines whether we believe we are making progress or not. It is our particular world-view that contributes to what we value most, and it is how we receive information that determines whether or not we want to - and believe we can - take a leading role in creating the patterns that align with, or create barriers to, our ability to adapt and make that quantum leap into our change.
“In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” Bertrand Russell
And letting go.
There are two primary elements of change that I believe are of the utmost importance if we are to facilitate a quantum leap:
If we hold on so tightly to what is, because of fear, or love, or any other reason, we hinder the natural progression of life. Now, this may not be quite the same thing when changing cars than changing marital status, but I hope you know what I mean. If we hang on, we’re not letting go, but by letting go, we experience motion.
To continue to look upon our lives as static, unchanging things, we inhibit our ability to see the world for all it has to offer. And we build walls around ourselves to protect our way of being so we aren’t challenged to adapt a broader view.
Doing this makes any change challenging, but especially those larger changes become far more turbulent than they need to be, because the change requires that we disrupt our way of seeing and experiencing the world in favor of something new. The longer we hold on to our old perspective, the rockier the adjustment will be.
I realize it may seem pithy to try to narrow the key elements of change down to just two, and I must admit that I haven’t put hours of consideration into this declaration (and so reserve the right to adjust it down the road).
But even if they aren’t THE most important factors, they are certainly up there, and if you’re going to start anywhere in creating a smooth map to change, then these are definitely good places to start.
Thank you for reading. Enjoy your weekend!
About the Author
Megan Rounds, Ed.D. is owner and principle perculator of perculcha, llc.
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