Small Changes from the Status Quo
Welcome a brand new year! As we ease into 2024, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I can challenge the status quo and do things differently. The immediate change that comes to mind is being uncomfortable practicing, and failing, and succeeding at learning Spanish. As a business owner in Panamá, it is important for me to speak the language of the country. And that means getting out of my comfort zone to practice at all opportunities, even when I get things wrong.
Change is scary. Change is uncomfortable. But, change is necessary if we want to progress and grow. Even though we’re in the dead of winter, my mind is already thinking about my Spring garden. It’s amazing that a vegetable or flower starts as a seed. And, in order to become that flower or delicious vegetable, the seed has to go through the process of completely breaking apart. Talk about a radical change!
Your change doesn’t have to be as radical as the change a seed undergoes as it becomes a flower. But even a small change from the status quo can have positive, lasting effects. What small change will you pursue in 2024? I’m excited for your transformation and I’m rooting for you!
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