“We are thinking of [name of change here] and we’re just going to add itParaphrase of multiple conversations over the past few months
to[whatever we are doing now].”
I’m finding that many of us tackle change with the assumption that whatever change we’re making, we’re just going to add it to what we are already doing.
Which is fine, if you have the capacity.
Most of us don’t.
Even my most mindful friends and clients add habits and activities to whatever it is they are doing.
Then, in a few weeks, they find themselves totally overwhelmed.
What if we specifically ask how we are going to EMBED this change into our current environment?
A series of interesting questions appear when we consciously decide whether we are adding or embedding the change we wish to see in our lives.
- What needs to stay?
- What has to go?
- Of the stuff that stays, what requires adjustment?
- How does this change fit?
- How seamless can we make that fit?
There are very few instances I can think of where we have the luxury of a completely clean slate. When I think about it – we still carry our own experiential luggage (barring terrible brain injury).
I also have not encountered an instance where we have the luxury of unlimited resources, capacity, time and energy. (Please let me know if you have and what that looked like.)
Even if your external world has unlimited resources – YOU have limited capacity, time, and energy.
If you are involved in ANY change (personal or organizational) – the change will pull from your capacity, time, and energy. There’s only so much you can delegate and outsource to others.
If it impacts you and your life in ANY way, your capacity, time, and energy stores are being pulled.
What change are you thinking of making?
Can you embed this change into your current situation?
How seamless can you make that change in your situation?
What might that look like?
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