Small Changes ~ Big Changes

Dear Persuader,

‘Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.’ –Albert Einstein

The concept of change is a difficult one to define.  Sometimes things seem to stay the same for huge periods of time. Many people do their absolute best to hold on to things vehemently hoping to stave off the inevitable—their houses, way of dressing, hairstyles, friends, familiar belongings surrounding them all remaining the same giving them a sense of comfort, security.  This is a sad misconception. Holding on to outdated ways does not keep us more secure.

The world around us is constantly changing. The weather changes, time changes, seasons change… there is absolutely nothing we can do to hold back and working against it is incredibly detrimental to our growth.

I’m now in my late forties ready to make personal and professional changes which both excite me and scare me. And I face this thrill/fear with an eagerness to embrace the inevitable growth these changes will bring.

Now that we’re a little way into the New Year, it’s time to take inventory of what needs to change for you.  I wrote a little bit about resolutions at the beginning of the year. This is a basis for change for some people, a nice trigger. However, larger changes come at you at unexpected times, not on a predictable timetable, many times without our consent. (Scary.) And managing our fear over these changes is really the key to happiness and fulfillment on all fronts.

If you’re one of the many people with the fear of change, this is for you, a new start, a chance to stop robbing yourself of the opportunities available to you with a little risk.

The first thing to realize is that your resistance to change is emotional. And emotional resistance is really difficult to overcome. It can be done.  Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about emotions and how each and every emotion we have is a choice. This has really struck a chord in me and given me a new found sense of freedom over what I choose to feel.

Sometimes this resistance is ennui, a general weariness (not to be mistaken for laziness) and what is required in this instance is a sincere desire to push past. For other people change is a fear losing something valuable and a fear the unknown. Valid, both, but remember, regrets are seldom about things we tried, and often about the things we were too afraid to try, the chances we didn’t take.

Part of what I am changing has to do with really exciting developments soon to come in what I am offering at MAXpersuasion. Please stay tuned for new classes, new opportunities to expand your persuasion and your life.  If you would like more information about classes starting soon, please contact Kim at kim@maxpersuasion.com and ask for a run down. Otherwise, stay tuned… there are many exciting changes to come.

Here’s to your success!

Kenrick E. Cleveland

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DrBillToth - February 3, 2010

Excellent post! Great Movie and excellent lessons to learn from.!!!
Thank you!
Live with Intention,


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