“To be able to look at change as an opportunity to grow - that is the secret to being happy.” -- Joan Lunden
What makes a great quote? Normally I give my feedback, thoughts and opinions on the quotes I put in my newsletter. And I was wondering today, what makes a great quote?
How much of it is everyone’s ability to interpret it the way they want? Vs. the inherent meaning the author put into it?
Not sure, but would be curious to hear your thoughts if you want to share them with me.
So on to my comments.
Our whole life, our whole genetic programming has taught us that anything that is the same is safe. If we know what it is, if we have done it before and it was safe, it still is safe.
So Same is Safe.
And anything that might be different is potentially dangerous. Both growing up we learned this, and from our genes, we have been trained, rustling in the bushes walking through the forest might be a bear, a mountain lion, or something else that will eat us or kill us.
So Different is Dangerous.
We know this both consciously and unconsciously. And we know it well.
So when something changes – it is obviously different, and we automatically think it is dangerous.
So what do you do with this?
Stop letting fear of the unknown (which you now know is just it might be dangerous because it is different) keep you from changing and getting what you want.
Because you probably have heard me say one of my favorite quotes by Einstein. If you do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result, you are insane.
So if you want something different, you must change something. You must do something that is potentially dangerous, at least to your unconscious mind.