If we want to make changes in our lives, if we want to see new results that we’ve never seen before one thing is for sure. We have to step out of our box and switch some things up a bit. The number one reason people end up failing in reaching their weight goals, or for that matter, any other major goals or aspirations they have in life is simple…Fear of change. We end up clinging to that which is familiar even if that which is familiar is killing us. We’d rather dance with the Devil we know, so to speak, than to branch out and stop dancing with the damn devil and try something new. This fear of change was what always held me back before I finally released over 100lbs to come to the wonderful place I arrived at. I’ll admit, change can be scary. It takes everything you know and turns it upside down, sometimes. It can make you feel like you have no control. It’s the unknown that usually spooks us, but if you look at what it is that you are afraid might happen, often you’ll realize that there is really nothing to be afraid of. Like my friend Hale Dwoskin says, if you really look at fear, it usually has the consistency of a soap bubble. Once you dive into the middle of it you find out there really was nothing there. And once we step into our fear and face whatever scares us, we usually will have then expanded our world and never have to go back again with the same level of fear.
So whether we’re talking about fear of changing your body, fear of losing someone close to you, fear of a new job or any other major life change, step into your fear and learn to embrace change…change is about the only thing that is constant in our lives.
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