Are you feeling like it might be time to try something new? If so, you’re not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has both forced and encouraged people to evaluate their priorities and make changes in their lives.
Do any of the following statements ring true for you right now?
I’m not happy at my job
I don’t like the way I feel about myself
I struggle to find meaningful connections
I feel called to something new
Even if you feel this way, your circumstances may hold you back from a change. For example, you feel called to a different career path, but the years you spent in school for your current profession would seem like a waste. Or perhaps the idea of putting yourself out there after the end of a long-term relationship is overwhelming.
Best-selling author Amy B. Scher helps countless people change their lives for the better. Before you give up hope, check out her top 3 reasons why it’s okay to change direction:
- Change is inevitable
Let’s face it, change is a necessity of life. You can’t stop it, so why not change along with it? In fact, you should be more concerned if you don’t want to make changes throughout the course of your life. When we change, we grow.
Success – in business, relationships, and life itself – comes from continuing to grow.
It’s a natural part of life to evolve over time. That means it’s perfectly okay to relaunch as you continue to evolve. Look for what feels good and right as you do, then follow that path. And remember, if you get there and don’t like it, just pivot again!
- Purpose isn’t everything
Amy’s most recent relaunch was a pivot in her career. She was helping people all over the globe through her books, but she felt the need to focus on helping other authors tell their stories, too. She was scared to do so because that meant possibly losing some of her wider audience. Could she serve both?
That’s when she discovered something she wants everyone to know: You can have multiple purposes in life.
Don’t spend too much time and energy worrying about neglecting one purpose for another. And don’t waste your resources in the wrong area because you once belonged there. Today, when Amy helps writers share their own stories, she helps even more people than she did before!
Trust that your true purpose is being your true self. When you do, the who, what, and why will follow: Who you serve, What you’re supposed to do, Why you’re here. These are secondary considerations. Work on finding your true self and the rest will align.
- Big isn’t always better
It can be easy to get caught up on impact – is what you’re doing going to be impactful? But this perspective can hold you back. That’s because you’ll spend more time worrying about how you’ll be received that doing what it is you want to do. Instead, think small.
Think less about the impact of your change and focus on trusting that what you’re feeling called to will be impactful.
How does this work? If your change helps just one person in any way, even if that person is yourself, it’s enough. Start with a tiny step. Just moving your intentions in a new direction – however small – is worth it.
Change doesn’t wait, and neither should you. If it’s time to move in a new direction, make the first step today.