CoachDeclute Blog

Are You Contemplating A Big Move…

Posted in Articles by coachdeclute on April 11, 2011

The changing of seasons often stimulates thoughts of other changes in our lives. We may be inspired to make a move that we have been contemplating for some time. Perhaps we have been procrastinating about the change due to any or all of the following:

  • risks that we believe are associated with the change
  • the loss of our present situation
  • financial or economic uncertainty
  • other unknowns in the new situation
  • lack of confidence
  • lack of support

Change is more difficult for some than others. Fear of the unknown can hold us back from opportunities and experiences that with hindsight we would not want to miss. That is not to say that all changes we make work out perfectly. Rather, that we learn so much from new endeavors that it would be sad if we never changed anything because of fear.

Change can be less risky or uncertain if we have done our homework. Following the stage of contemplating the change, we should do an assessment including:

  • review the pros and cons
  • researching anything triggering a “red” flag
  • seek advice from family, associates, advisors and friends
  • listen to our intuition
  • ignore our inner critic

This is all part of the preparation for making a change. It is especially important when the change is related to the more significant parts of our lives, such as our careers, our families and our geographic location.

Change is good. Even if it doesn’t work out it is good! It enriches our lives and enhances our learning.

So having done your due diligence, don’t hesitate to make a move that you think is right for you!