At some point in our lives, many of us make a decision, either consciously or unconsciously, to stick with what we know.
Maybe we’re happy with what we have.
Maybe we get tired of figuring out new things.
And maybe we’re scared of change.
Whatever the reason, one of the biggest problems I see in most people is a reluctance to change.
For the record, I’ve been caught in this as well.
Back in the 90s, I had folks suggesting that I get into web design, since I had some skills with page layout programs like CorelDraw.
I resisted, because there was so much I didn’t know and would have to learn.
A couple of years ago, when I decided to get back into photography, I considered whether I should stick with stills or get into video.
I resisted getting into video.
With still photography, you only need one good moment to get a good image. With video, you need a sequence of moments, flowing one to the next to produce a good video.
In both cases, I resisted because of the work I expected each one to require.
As it turned out, a large part of my business is now online, and I’ve learned a lot more than just web design. I even learned the PHP programming language and how to write scripts.
And with video, I have people specifically asking me to create video for them, even though I don’t promote that service.
So, I’ve decided to go with it, and I’ve purchased a good video camera.
I admit, I’m looking forward to using it to create better video products to sell, and to create promotional videos for use on the websites.
There’s a quote that says that the thing you’re afraid to do is the same thing you need to do.
Not sure I completely agree with that quote, but it is interesting that the things I’ve resisted are becoming the center pieces of my business.
What about you?
What have you been resisting?
Are you stuck in a “comfort zone”, or do you allow yourself the opportunity to stretch your wings and explore new territory?
I encourage you to try something new, today if you can. Before the end of the week for sure.
It might be scary, but it will help you grow into a more powerful individual.
You can do it. I believe in you.