If there is one thing I have learnt, it’s that the only constant in life is change. I love change when it’s for the best, but some changes are hard to swallow. Some take some getting used to. Twelve months ago, all our lives changed as COVID-19 forced us into lockdowns and a new way of living. We slowed down, spent more time at home and focused on what really mattered to us as individuals, families and communities.
I was actually one of those people that quite enjoyed this time. It has been quite hard to shake off the desire to live a simpler life. It was the first time in my life that I had no guilt about not trying my heart out. I relaxed and enjoyed the fact that my world had in many ways come to a huge halt and I could just ‘be’ instead of ‘do’. Something I have often struggled with in the past as an obsessive ‘doer’.
The thing is, many of us for the first time in our lives had an opportunity to stop and think – “Is this what I really want for my life?”
I know many people made big changes in their life as they realised that no matter how good they are at what they do, or how much preparation they have put into building a solid life, in an instant it could all disappear.
Change can literally happen in a flash. Time is short and life needs to be lived. I salute those brave enough who made big changes, and to those who got through this time and realised how blessed they truly are. But for some of us, we realised we want change, but don’t know what to do to achieve that. Or, we are too scared to. Some changes are hard. Whether it be to lose weight, change jobs, move house or city, start or stop a business, or even commit to a new habit – many of us have been in this weird limbo of uncertainty where instead of making things happen – we are waiting to see what happens. Being in limbo is a real challenge, especially when it’s universal.
Many of us have pulled back on being 100 percent committed to getting what we want from life.
We’ve had so much uncertainty about where we are going, what we want, and are fighting between what our heart desires and what our head tells us we need. It is causing so much tiredness and disconnection.
When we are 100 percent all in – we have energy and we are passionate. We are committed, we have purpose and we are unstoppable. When we are anything less than 100 percent – life gets tougher. We have doubt, we start to lose energy, passion, commitment, purpose and we stall. Being 100 percent committed is much easier to stick to than being anything less than. For example, being 100 percent committed to a diet is much easier to stick to than sometimes being on a diet. Being 100 percent committed to a relationship is much easier than having one foot out the door.
Overall, being 100 percent all in – having no doubt, distraction, or excuses – is a much easier life to enjoy. Where in your life do you have one foot out the door? Where are you not 100 percent committed? Imagine your life if you were 100 percent committed to what you want and you had no doubts? How would you feel?
Covid has rattled us all and made us reconsider everything.
Some of us haven’t recovered from this shake up. There are a lot of people doubting themselves, doubting their ability, their life, their work or business and losing confidence in who they are and what they want. As we start seeing the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, we need to regain faith in who we are, what we want and to get back to being 100 percent committed. Sure, it may not be achievable in every aspect of our life, but it’s certainly worth a shot.