Monday Morning Mojo: Become a "quick change artist"

Sounds like a great idea. I will get started tomorrow.  Yeah right, like that is really going to happen. Just like that last thousand times he said “I will start tomorrow. Wow, I can see how that will have a hugely positive impact on my life, but I just don’t have time to deal with making the necessary changes right now. I will try and implement that next month when things settle down.

Why is it that no matter what I seem to do not matter how much I work or how hard I try, I can never get ahead, physically, financially, spiritually, personally, or in my business?  I am trying hard everyday, but there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

Here is the first thing we all need to get real clear on, no matter how hard you try, if you continue to do what you have always done, you will continue to get what you have always gotten.  So, to get more of what we want in our lives, the key is not doing more of what we are currently doing harder, but doing different, changing the way we look at things, the way we do things.  Sounds easy right?

Becoming a “QUICK CHANGE ARTIST” is not something you become overnight. It is something you need to train yourself to become.  Most of the things we do in our life and our thoughts are a routine that have been ingrained in us over years.  So, we plow on, mindlessly doing the same old things in the same old way.  Whether these routines or thoughts are good or bad, like a drop of water which continuously hits on a rock, our habits create a hole or a rut.  And the longer the drop of our habits hit the rock, the deeper the hole.

And over time as that hole gets deeper and deeper, the harder it is to get out of the rut when we want to make a change.

So, why haven’t we forced ourselves out of the rut before now, when we know changes are going to make us happier in the long run?  Most of the time we don’t change because we are afraid. It makes us uncomfortable. It makes us feel exposed.

And the older we get the harder it is to make changes because we tend to become less and less flexible (try to touch your toes and you will see this physically).  And because we have been doing things one way for such a long time, the hole in the rock becomes the size of the Grand Canyon.  So, the key is to train ourselves to become “QUICK CHANGE ARTISTS”…someone who actually embraces change…someone who actually gets a rush from being innovative and doing it different.  Because thinking and doing things different is the road to freedom and to fulfilling our destiny.

So start challenging your routines.  Stop running into the brick walls. Stop beating your head against it. Pause. Think.  Find a new way that goes around the wall, or maybe over it.  Rest assured, the new way is there.  It does exist.  Changing your habits can itself become common place.  The first time you defy “your way” and climb out of your rut in nearly kills you. The second time, it’s real tough. The third time, it’s merely hard.  And eventually, it becomes, if not easy, then reasonably comfortable.  Your confidence grows, and the tyrant loses a large part of its hold on you.  Then, the magic of having a life that is unbelievable…pure magic starts to unfold!!!

Here is to you becoming a “QUICK CHANGE ARTIST”and make it a great week!