Heed your wake up call…

I was reminded recently about this quote as I completed my move and I encouraged others to embrace and take a risk to be where they wanted to be.

There are moments in our lives when we say we have had a wake up call, something has happened that impacts who we are down to our core. At these times we feel moved and we feel energized to change for various reasons. We start to share ideas and plans with friends and family about making changes that could involve them, habits to break or start, moving location and jobs, changing career etc.

However what happens is those feelings fade and we find ourselves sinking back into our daily routine, our present life and it is a distant memory to dream of those changes. Change is hard and change is risky but I have found myself that I cannot live with regret. When your wake up moment is so strong it should and will move you.

That is how I found myself – I was shocked into action and driven to change. It has been some time coming in terms of making plans and following through. It has been some time building up the resources to be able to do it. It has been some time to take that step and make it happen.

The time came and I took the step to drive me in the direction I wanted to go and where i wanted to be. It hasn’t been easy but I wont regret it as I build my new life.

My lesson for those reading this is :

  • If you have a wake up call – truly wake up and listen.
  • Don’t fall back to sleep – see if those feelings persist and dont ignore them.
  • When you are ready make the change – always remember ‘Life is not a dress rehearsal’ – it is the one and only act you have and you dont want to live with regret.

Want to find out more – let me know.

About chriscashell

I have been working in IT for most industries during my career and delivering change through solutions combining process re-engineering and software systems. This has involved taking a disparate group of people to form project teams and setting out on a mission to change the business and drive it forward to meet compelling goals. Building and being part of a successful team is a great experience and seeing organizations and individuals embrace change is a rewarding experience. I want to share my insights into those experiences and thoughts and find out what others believe can make change fun and enjoyable.
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