YOU DON'T HATE CHANGE...YOU HATE THE LEARNING CURVE.
Ain't no ifs, and, or buts about it…People hate change.
After years of studying my patterns and behaviors, I've come to realize it's not the actual "change" people hate, it's the learning curve that comes in the middle of the process. Change is simply the process of transforming and/or transitioning to something different.
Different means new and/or something you've never experienced, which means you don't know how to do it properly, so you gotta dedicate time to learning. Luckily for me, I'm a self-proclaimed "knowledge junkie," in brief I love studying and learning more than anything. Hell, truth be told, if I could figure out a way to be a professional student (I kinda am), I would do that for a living.
So let me go ahead and drop this TRUTH bomb, so you can start applying it to your life: Every stage, phase, and/or season in life is going to require a LEARNING CURVE.
Rather it's college, marriage, becoming a parent, or starting a business, you will not know everything. So instead of resisting, procrastinating, or just outright ignoring, I encourage you to accept it as quickly as possible, carve out time for studying/preparation, and most importantly keep an attitude of excitement versus dread.
I'm not suggesting that the LEARNING CURVE is easy because that's the furthest thing from the truth. The LEARNING CURVE evokes fear and anxiety because that's what it's supposed to do. Fear and anxiety are a sign that you are growing and have taken a step outside your comfort zone. It is scary because you have to be willing to fumble through, risk looking stupid, and there is no guarantee that you become a master. But you gotta be willing to put yourself out there and GO FOR IT.
Here's what I know for sure: We don't fear "change" itself, heck the truth is it's our secret desire. We know better requires us to be different, seek more, and accept new opportunities with open arms. And yet instead of embracing the requirements, we settle for comfort. Because comfort doesn't cost us anything. Comfort doesn't come with judgment. Comfort doesn't separate us from our "normal." Comfortable is...comfortable.
And so we yearn, pray, and repeat the same patterns until one day we've had enough...And that's when the magic of walking in your purpose begins to unfold. Instead of the LEARNING CURVE being an obstacle you recognize it as an opportunity and necessary step to help you elevate to the next level. And the moment you can truly accept the LEARNING CURVE, as part of the process, is the exact moment you find your flow and you can stop "hustling."
I'll close with this…The LEARNING CURVE is inevitable. I don't care when, where, or how…it's coming. However, you can shorten the pain and struggle by seeking and asking for help instead of drowning in the Google hole of hell for days, months, and years.
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WHO AM I?
I’m Kandis Troutman, The Creative Architect. I'm a mother, teacher, and spiritual seeker focused on purpose walking and serving others. I help women activate their God-given power so they can transform their purpose into a prosperous business.
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