So many of you are thinking about how nice it would be to have a few extra coins banging around in your pockets, but what about another type of change? A change in your lifestyle? Granted, there are various extremes of change but let's just say I'm talking about something relatively minor. For example: Would you be willing to test the unknown and change your daily "life routine" and try something entirely different from what you're used to?
Or are you the type of person who eats the same food from the same restaurants, and takes the same route to work day after day and never upsets the wagon or tries anything new or different? You know the type..... You shop at the same places, talk to the same people, vacation at the same spot, hang out with the same group of friends, watch the same tired, corny, re-runs- year after year after year! Boring!
Well I'm not that guy! And a few weeks ago, I was offered a chance to change my routine a little bit. The offer involved a certain bit of risk and some uncertainty. I was offered a chance to change an element of the way I have operated for the past 10 plus years. Not a particularly big change but something that would probably impact me 4 - 6 times per month. It involved meeting and working with some new people. It involved a little bit of training and a very small financial investment. There were sure to be some positive benefits but there were several unknown factors as well. And the bottom line - It was completely optional. I could elect to change my routine or opt to keep things the same way with no identifiably penalty.
I carefully weighed the pros and cons of each option. I checked with a few colleagues who had already made the change and asked their opinions. The results were inconclusive. So ultimately, I had to rely on my gut feelings.
I decided to upset my apple cart! Move my own cheese. Change my routine!
I like it.... Sometimes a little change is Good!
What will you do when you're presented with the option to change something in your life?
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