Labor Day marks the transition of summer coming to a close and beginning of fall for most of us. Playtime decreases as school starts a new session. The crops stop growing as the harvesting process kicks into gear.
The beauty of transition is there is always an ending before a fresh beginning. Life also tends to follow this cycle for example; in order to embark on an exhilarating new career path you must first experience an ending to your current role.
The cool crisp fall air may spark excitement around the possibility of creating something new. You may sense you want a change, as you may feel antsy. You have the urge to stretch and grow yet you’re scared stiff to let go of the present, walk across the threshold and close the door.
Fear begins to set in and paralyze you. The countless “what if” questions haunt each moment of your day! “What if I’m not smart enough? What if I fail? What if this is a mistake? What will my family think?” It’s happened! You are now caught in the in between space, I call it crazy town! You can’t seem to take the next step.
Sound familiar? I get it. I’ve traveled through and navigated crazy town many a time. My length of stay has varied each time I have made a transition to a new chapter in my life.
The two questions that have helped me plant my feet on the other side of the threshold have been:
- What’s the worst thing that could happen if I do this?
- What’s the best thing that could happen by doing this?
The energy burst I felt after answering the second question has always helped propel me forward. It provided the inspiration for me to take the next step towards the change I wanted to have happen. Once I could feel the other side, I was able to create an ending to my current chapter that felt safe and good. We get to choose how we close the door to one chapter and move to the next.
Take a moment to imagine the shift you want to make. What would it feel like to be there? Engage your senses:
What do you see?
What do you smell?
What do you hear?
Who is with you?
Before you get sucked back into the vortex of crazy town, ask yourself these questions and pay attention to how you feel when you answer them:
What’s the worst thing that could happen by making this change?
What’s the best thing that could happen from this change?
I’m curious, as you reflect on how you felt, which feeling would you like to pursue? Only you know the answer for you.
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