Creating a Safe Environment for Change

Change can be intimidating at times, a string of what-ifs creating a blinding curtain of fear. However, the fear of change can come from those around us.

Today’s video focuses on how we break away from the constraints of intimidation to embrace change.

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There is no life without change. The real tragedy is that we are always fearful of change and resist it vehemently.Debashish Mridha

My wife recently made a decision to change her diet and exercise routines. Unfortunately, as she was making this change I was out there passively resisting it.

I wasn’t aware that I was doing it, but there were just certain things that I would conveniently choose not to hear or I would challenge just to see if she was open to the idea of falling off the path.

Not Ready for Change

What dawned on me was that her change was actually going to impact me, not because it meant that I would start eating different food.  What really came up for me was that if she was going to change, then there was no reason why I couldn’t change myself and I wasn’t really ready for that. So in essence, I was resisting that change.

The Obstacles

I love to think of myself as an amazing husband so it’s not fun to go out and share this but at the same time, I know that it serves.

So I want to bring this up for you and ask you where you might be resistant to change: perhaps because you’re not necessarily ready for it or something else is hindering you.

Then on the other side maybe it is a resistance to change that someone else might have brought upon you. What is that one area where you’re looking to make a change, but you are either afraid of someone resisting it, not respecting it or supporting you along the change that you are making?

It might also be the fear that others might look or treat you differently because they are somehow impacted whether they’re aware of it or not.

I love to just leave this here for you to spend some time thinking through and tell me some of the thoughts that come to you and we can continue to explore it.

Change is a Pioneer’s Way of Life

As a pioneer, change is part of the game: it is what we do, we change the status quo, we go on and forge a new future for ourselves and for those that we lead.

So it is important to understand some of the challenges that are keeping us from making that change. We need to proactively spend our energy toward creating the change that we’re looking to do and toward making it safe along the process.

Questions for you

  • What can you do in either of those cases where there’s something that you’re resisting or you’re afraid that others will resist?
  • What can you do to make it safe for those looking into change?
  • What can you do to help them know or make it safe for yourself as well?
  • How do you restore safety in this place where we might be finding resistance to change?

Consider these as questions to live into and share any insights in the comments.

Here’s to your next frontier… Journey On!

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