Today’s topic can be a taboo topic to talk about because there are so many conflicting opinions out there as to why a person shouldn’t or can’t change their mind. While I completely agree that you can’t change your mind on a regular basis, I also believe that if you don’t like the path you’re on, it’s OK to change your mind and get off it. In fact, in this episode, I’m giving you “permission!”
There are a couple moments in my life when I did the unthinkable and changed my mind – and they weren’t small decisions at all. The first is my brief stint in college. I didn’t want to be there. I wanted to be out in the world and making money, but I also wanted to make my parents happy. So I stayed and sabotaged my grades by not engaging (Books? Who needs those?) and excessive partying. Needless to say, I was kicked out.
I share this story with you for two reasons…
1. Don’t take the roundabout way. Take the direct route.
2. I was right! I made it to the outside world and made $75K in small-town WI – 20 years ago!
Another impactful decision I made was to leave the small investment company I helped found. While we were very successful, it just never felt “right.” Fortunately, I learned from the past and had a talk with my partner and bowed out of the business. FYI – this business has since done billions of dollars in investments. It goes to show you that it’s not always about the money – it’s about what makes you feel the best, too.
“A lot of money in itself isn’t necessarily worth it – fulfilling money in itself always is.”
Be prepared though. When you change your mind abruptly you’ll likely have to change your mindset around different things as well. With big decisions often come many mini-decisions to help support them. Whether it’s your spending habits, living situation or lifestyle… nothing is off limits. But if it’s keeping you on your path, it’s worth it.
“It’s OK to change your mind just for YOU.”
When you follow your intuition and what feels right, good things are bound to come your way. Wherever you’re stuck – be it in a relationship, your career etc., it’s within your power to change it. How empowering is that?
It is my hope that this episode gives you permission to change your mind when the path doesn’t feel right. But once you do, make sure you follow suit and take ACTION.