Saturday, June 18, 2011

Change is good

It’s O.K. to change your plans.Turn about face.Pivot. Take a 180.

We live in a world which punishes those who take actions to correct a mistake or a course. Wishy-washy, we call them. Flip-floppers. Unstable. Irresponsible. Lazy. Whimsical. A whole host of terms with negative connotations for people who take abrupt action to change their course, especially when that course may have been a recent decision. I’ve been thinking a lot about “consciousness” in your life’s direction – and “flexibility” in how you structure your life. Part of this is realizing is about when things need to be reversed.

  1. It’s o.k. to sell your house for less than you paid for it – if you realize that freedom is worth more than the loss.
  2. It’s o.k. to sell something you just bought – if you realize you no longer need it (or never needed it).
  3. It’s o.k. to spend money on things that bring joy, purpose, or value into your life – even if you are paying off debt.
  4. It’s o.k. to quit your job – and go backpacking around the world
  5. It’s o.k. to shut down the business you recently launched and take a corporate job – if that’s what you are being called to do.
  6. It’s o.k. to quit your new promising career and pave your own path – if you know deep down you’ll do what it take to make it a reality.
  7. It's o.k to get drenched in rain or talk to yourself

Realizing you’ve started down the wrong path – and correcting course – is admirable. It’s a trait that’s far too uncommon these days. It’s a principle that should be praised, not ridiculed. Staying with a condition in your life that you no longer believe in – just because you picked that path earlier is insane. People will challenge you. Most will criticize out of fear. They’re afraid of what similar changes might mean for their own life. If you take advice from people who are scared – don’t be surprised when you end up trapped in fear yourself.

Go ahead and flip-flop. It’ll be o.k.

Source: Man vs Debt Blog


molarbear's posts said...

As long as you have the courage of your conviction about the flip-flop, it will, indeed, be OK...and you must flip-flop. Initiating change is often better than having change thrust upon you!

Anonymous said...

"Change is the only thing that is constant". Its all about how fast you can change with conviction.