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You Want Change: How to know if you are running to something or from something.

There comes a time when your current situation is no longer acceptable. It is never a good idea to run from something, since it is likely you will find the same frustration in a new arena. On the other hand, if you are running to something, it will be more likely that the excitement and focus will help you create a new experience that has the potential to engage you in a way that the reverse cannot. So, how do you tell the difference?

Here are 3 questions to answer:

  1. When you think of the change, do you feel excitement or relief? If it is excitement, you are running to something. If it is relief, you are running from something.
  2. When you make your plans, can you foresee a future of growth, success, and satisfaction; or do you see a future with the possibility that your problems may follow you? Growth, success and satisfaction are certainly noble goals, and if you have gained what you need in your current situation, it is a sign to move on.
  3. When you reflect on your big goal, does this change get you closer to it, or is it a step backward? For example: Do you want to learn a new practice area or are you moving because you hate working for the individual you are currently working for?

Answer these questions as honestly as you can. They will help you shed light on your motivation for change. And it will ensure that the move will be in a forward direction.

Remember: Creating a future because you are running FROM something and you will be creating something small, safe and limited!

Instead… create a BIG audacious dream to run TO! GOOD LUCK!