A proverb says that only stupid men learn from experience. Wise men learn from other people’s experience.
Learning is one thing, knowing is another. Neither means that you will actually change.
Change happens when you have a change of heart rather than a change of mind.
Change happens when you take action, moment by moment doing things differently.
Change happens when you take a leap of faith. If you want to see results before you commit you may as well stay in bed.
Will the changes you make give you what you want?
Who knows until you try. It might have worked for other people but the only way you’ll know if it will work for you is to try it.
Insist on certainty and you’re just using another excuse to stay put.
The problem with life is that it must be lived forward but can only be understood backwards. The benefits of change are often only obvious after the change. How many times have you heard: “If I knew then what I know now I would’ve done it years ago.”
So how desperate are you going to have to be before you start?
Ann Hawkins is a business mentor, founder of The Inspired Group and presenter of The Business Hub Radio Show and The Social Media Show. If you’d like to talk to Ann about how to take your business from OK to Excellent call her on 07711 705038
Very interesting post and great timing as far as I am concerned. I have been contemplating a major change in my Financial Services business for several weeks. Finally made a decision earlier today which I will act on tomorrow but reading this helped to set my decision in place as it was partly the fear of the uncertain outcome that had held me up. Super insight as usual.
@ChrisJHornby I'm glad it was useful Chris. It came - as so many of my posts do - from seeing how my clients go through the process of change. Almost everyone I've ever worked with goes through these stages, some fast, some slow. Sometimes the changes give them what they want and sometimes they need further change but no-one has ever said they want to go back to where they started from.