Certain aspects of my personal and professional life that are entwined (for better or worse) now require change, at a time when the future of my business seems uncertain. I’ve known for some time that these changes need to be made, but resisted because I needed the safety of the familiar (even dysfunctional can feel comfortable) while waiting on a clear sign for the direction I need to take.
I’ve run the gamut of every possible negative emotion possible in the past few days. The Grumpy Monkey has been rioting through the jungle and it’s taking a lot of effort to rein her in.
At times, I’ve been able to slow the riot down and observe my mind at work. When I do, I can see that fear is at the core of these emotions – fear of change, fear of loss, fear of the unknown.
I’ve been avoiding taking action out of fear. But the clear sign that I received (not the one I was expecting or hoping for – surprise, surprise) says I have to take action, make decisions and create a plan to support the direction of my growth.
I’d like to share a quote one of my friends posted on her Facebook wall this morning:
“My path is being revealed. I will proceed without fear.”
Thank you for that. The Grumpy Monkey is sitting now in a tree, munching on a banana, waiting to swing through the trees with trust and ease.
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