In one of my recent newsletters (get them!), I shared this tip:
(To borrow from Nike:) Just do it! You can learn from a mistake. You change course and live with it. But you can’t undo regret. It stinks living with a feeling of “what if?...” So GO FOR IT.
Now, that doesn’t mean you should make rash decisions or jump blindly off a cliff.
Do your due diligence.
Consider the pros and cons.
But with any big, scary change you’re itching to make, you'll never feel 100% ready or have 100% assurance it will work out.
Just take a chance and act through the discomfort - almost everything is changeable and almost nothing is completely irreversible (except that nagging regret of never trying).
In a recent podcast interview, my wise friend and goal setting guru Caroline Miller, MAPP, challenged me to share something I’m doing that is pushing me squarely outside my comfort zone that I consider a big scary risk. My answer was that starting my business was an example of doing that. But there was something else that was brewing and that I wasn’t yet ready to share...
And now I am…
As I told my newsletter subscribers last week, I’m taking a big, bold, scary step in an uncertain direction and pursuing a long-time dream:
I will be relocating from the DC area to Los Angeles with my husband, two sons, and two cats later this summer!
After 32 wonderful years in Montgomery County, Maryland, it’s time for a big, sunny, warm change for this sun-worshipper. I’ll still continue to serve my DC-based clients, of course, and will continue to work across the country and internationally.
But I’ll be trying out a different coast, a different vibe, and a different experience.
But I’m walking the talk on my tip – I don’t want to live with the regret of ‘what if’, so I’m going for it.
Wish me luck…
And if you know anyone interesting, smart, and friendly that I should meet over in La-la-land, please send me a note and help us connect!
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