Are You Waiting for Change?Feb 20, 2020
Waiting... waiting... and still waiting.
I often get caught up in the belief that people will change. I avoid the tough conversations because somehow I believe that if I wait long enough they'll get it — they'll wake up and finally we will align.
This is the hope addict in me... just sitting and waiting. It’s a freeze tactic really — it’s a stall that stops energy... so now I'm stuck.
I've run around having conversations behind their back as if this will somehow change them.
I’m avoiding, rather than fully facing the situation and having what my mentor Gay Hendericks calls "the sweaty 10 minute conversation" with the person about what I desire in our connection. I created this pattern as a child when I was told to shut up and not ask for what I want. That’s an old program.
My life has improved everywhere I’ve had the courage to have these tough conversations.
Yes, they are sometimes sweaty and difficult because I don’t like conflict — yet when I am courageous enough to speak what I’m feeling, the energy shifts immediately and 99 percent of the time the other person is so grateful for the conversation. Who have you been waiting on to change — or *what* have you been waiting on to change?
What do you need to fully face?
[Photo credit: Daniel Johnson]
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