I respect anyone willing to make transformational changes. I respect it in any circumstance from anyone, but I especially admire it when it’s done before a crisis or other circumstance forces it.
Reactive transformations are the most common transformations.
A health scare triggers a dietary overhaul.
A firing forces a deep self-examination.
An explosive argument opens the door to couples therapy.
Reactive cases like these are usually a sharp realization of what has been true for a while. When circumstances reach crisis level, transformation suddenly feels like a better path, especially if the other paths lead to a form of destruction.
Sometimes the crisis is a discovery moment. It reveals something previously hidden that suddenly becomes clear. More often than not though, it’s not a discovery of something new. It’s a forced acceptance of something known that has been ignored for too long.
Speaking of tomorrow, in the next message I will share my own personal practice for how I approach transformations in my own life. Hint: it does not involve waiting for a crisis, but you can still use it if you’re in one.
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