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How often have you done nothing, not because you’re lazy, but because the thought of how much you’d have to do overwhelms you to the point of exhaustion … so you just never start?
Some of life’s biggest questions — Where am I going? What do I actually want? How would I even start? — tend to make people shut down and do nothing.
Again, not because you’re lazy. But because these questions are so monumental and important to get right, and because answering them often involves many, many steps, that getting started feels equivalent to walking from Paris to Hong Kong on foot.
It’s almost too much to comprehend.
But what if we told you that answering those questions doesn’t start with doing anything? What if the best way to change your life involves zero action?
Do you think you could handle doing nothing, to begin with?
IF SO, WE’VE GOT SOME GOOD NEWS FOR YOU
Here’s why, when confronted with some of life’s biggest questions, it’s best not to do anything at first:
Because when you change what you see, that changes what you do, which changes what you get.
Another way to say it is … if you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
We’re guessing you don’t want to keep getting what you’ve always gotten.
That’s why, if you can change your perspective — particularly about something difficult in your life — before you do anything about it, not only will you get something you haven’t gotten before, but you’ve made the process ten times easier without exerting much effort at all.
HERE’S A GREAT ANALOGY
Consider how fast airplanes fly. If you adjust their course by just one degree, at the beginning of the journey that adjustment seems negligible. But if you give it time, that little shift can mean thousands of miles of difference between the original destination and the new destination.
That’s what changing your perspective on life is like:
The original shift isn’t hard to make; it’s minuscule, and it doesn’t require much effort. But the end result is profoundly different than where you would have ended up, had you never made the adjustment. (And if you never made the shift, you’re left on the ground, crying about how far it is from Paris to Hong Kong, with a very difficult walk ahead of you. Would have been easier to make that little adjustment from the start, ya know?).
If you never change anything, your destination is set. If you like the destination you’re aiming for, then keep it up.
But if you’d rather end up somewhere different, it’s time to make a shift.
So, to help you do that, we made you a free video series:
3 shifts that change everything, without having to do anything
The first video is already posted, so you can watch that immediately after signing up. The second and third videos will be posted tomorrow and Thursday (the 31st and 1st), respectively.
You can sign up for the series now by scrolling to the bottom of the page, and entering your name and email address.
You’ll have until Friday, September 9th, to watch them all, which should be easy to do since these are only about 10 minutes each, but …
… we really want to encourage you to watch them as they’re posted this week. There’s something really powerful about everyone in our community watching them together.
After you sign up below, go ahead and watch the intro video, as well as video #1 (we recommend watching this series in order).
After you watch, come back here to the blog and leave us a comment letting us know how the first shift we’re sharing speaks to you.
In particular, we’d love to know: What’s one thing you’ve been assuming is a “hard fact” that might actually not be? Comment below to share your answer.
We’re excited to hear how these little adjustments are making a HUGE impact!
Make sure to sign up below.
Rachel + Kristen
P.S. Can you think of someone — a friend, family member, or colleague — who might enjoy this whole “making shifts without doing anything” thing? If you’ve got someone in mind, we’d love for you to share this series with them.