I’ve never attended Rise, the personal growth women’s conference from Rachel Hollis, but I’ve always wanted to. This year, due to the pandemic, Hollis Co pivoted by bringing it online because the show must go on! I learned a lot from the incredible speakers, but the theme I was learning about the most was change at RiseX.
I had my pen and paper ready knowing Rachel and the speakers would be dropping truths all day.
Nothing changes if nothing changes.Rachel Hollis
‘Nothing changes if nothing changes’ hit me like a truck. I wish I could’ve paused it, so I could really digest it because after she said that, I have no idea what she said for at least a minute. Oops!
How many times have you complained about something and did nothing? How many times has that same thing happen over and over and you kept complaining, but the cycle continues? Nothing changes if nothing changes is right!
So, what are you going to do about it? I’m not even talking about the big things, like annoying co-workers or a bad commute; I’m talking about the little things that you could change in 5 minutes, but you don’t. Can you never find a spatula when you need one? Where are the scissors anyway? It’s re-organizing little things like that which can easily remove stress and wasted time from your life. Nothing changes if nothing changes.
Then…there are the big things. A job you don’t enjoy. A relationship that needs to end. Debt that doesn’t seem to get paid off. All of these require the same thing to get moving forward: Change.
Forming new habits is a great way to start change. It can be something as small as blocking out a specific amount of time for you to work towards your goal or waking up a little earlier, so you don’t start the day rushed. There are many apps and challenges out there that can help you create habits. You need to identify what in your life needs change, really dial it in and attack it.
Change is never something I focused on; I’d always label it something else, to make it seem less impactful, but change is exactly what I’ve been doing. It can be a scary word, because you don’t know what’s on the other side of change until you do it, so you stay in your comfort zone where it’s safe, but does not bring joy.
If you’ve heard me speak or read my blogs, you know that nothing good comes out of your comfort zone. Change is the catalyst to the best things in life. Doing the same thing over and over hasn’t made things better, so why keep doing it?
Do you deserve more? HELL YEAH. What little thing or big thing needs to change to improve your lift? DO IT. Is there something on your bucket list begging to be crossed off? What are you waiting for?!!
I believe in you.
You got this!
Lisa, Your Bucket List Coach