I’m certain that there’s a strong desire in each of us to change.
Change is part of human nature. We’re wired to grow physically, emotionally, spiritually, and any other way you can imagine.
Change is trying to happen, but am I the only one who feels the challenge of that resistance?
No, I know I’m not... I know you feel that resistance too.
That resistance is the thing that’s always holding us back.
It’s holding us back because it’s trying to keep us safe.
That safety, though, isn’t usually true life safety.
That safety is usually psychological safety.
For example, when I think about all the steps I need to take to grow my business, it sparks up massive resistance with me.
Growing means finding the people I seek to serve and creating an offer.
Offering my service is a psychologically vulnerable process, because they can say no.
That no feels like a rejection. My brain perceives that as dangerous. In reality, it’s not.
Contrast that with the experience of Sanul, my uber driver from yesterday.
An Afghani man who served on the front lines of the US military as an interpreter for the Seals and Special Forces.
Sanul deployed three times. He was shot three times, on three separate occasions. He’s missing a finger. He watched friends die.
That is real danger.
Although psychological danger feels very real (you brain can’t tell the difference between real vs. fake danger - they’re the same emotions), when you put it in perspective, your brain can more easily see that these little things you want to do to grow every day, but consistently find trouble in, are not so scary.
Thanks for reading,