I regularly work with companies which are experiencing change. The sad thing is, I see individuals at the table who crave change of their own. I see companies that can’t change because the individuals that make up that company refuse to change.
Change has to start in the heart of the individual worker before a company will be impacted. I believe in the heart of change. That’s why I’m going after my heart’s desire this year.
I think there are too many parts of my life that have remained dormant, there are too many wishes still unfulfilled.
I want to start dreaming again, and stop the focus on “achieving.” Too often achievement leads you to the top of a mountain where the only next step is to fall off. Dreaming is limitless — it is your soul digging you out of the mound of material expectations and judgments that are heaped upon us. The only reason dreams seem out of reach is because we’ve buried them so deeply we lose touch with them.
When do we stop dreaming? Maybe when a parent tells us that our drawing isn’t any good. Maybe when a paper is handed back with endless red marks of dream-breaking graffiti on a paper we poured our hearts into. Maybe it’s when our company downsizes and we’re sent packing when all we’ve done is given the very best we have to give. Or maybe, itis when we stick with jobs with which we are miscast for the sake of the paycheck.
To help each of you reach your dreams and face change, I need to remember what it feels like to let go of one trapeze before I have hold of the other.
I’m going to blog every step of the way, and include the most honest feelings of exhilaration, fear, failure, and exhilaration again. My hope is that in documenting each moment I will help those of you who are facing personal or professional change.
Change doesn’t occur until a risk is taken. Until now, I’ve taken measured risks while trying to hold onto what is safe. It’s time to let go.
November 1st, I take my first step. My metamorphosis will begin.
I hope you will join me for the journey and share your own dreams with me.