Filed under: The Quest To Progress
Throughout my life I’ve met, worked with and worked for people who have stated they want dramatic change and then – in the same breath – announced how they want to protect what they already have.
From the person who hates their job but doesn’t want to take a pay cut to the client or colleagues who want to accelerate their growth but don’t want to risk doing something new.
Don’t get me wrong, I get it.
I totally get it.
But here’s a little secret that you should all know.
Growth and comfort can never co-exist.
Never, ever, ever.
I know that sounds scary and horrible and countless other things, but the fact is it’s true.
It doesn’t matter if you want a new job, a new client or a new agency … it is impossible to achieve one if you don’t want to let go of the other.
Of course, part of the reason it’s hard for people to embrace that is because while the goal of growth requires uncomfortable decisions, actions and experiences … it does not automatically mean the outcome will be positive.
But by the same token, it doesn’t automatically mean it will be negative either.
In fact, the only sure thing is that if you don’t do anything, you won’t get anything.
Other than a feeling of resented contentment.
Which, for some, is the worst feelings of all.
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