My son had an old dresser that was over 15 years old. It had been passed down from our oldest chid to him. The drawers had gotten warped and no longer fit in the dresser. So over time, we eventually just kept his clothes in the drawers which were sitting on the floor. I decided to purchase a new “dresser” with drawers that worked. I spent time getting rid of the old dresser, getting the new one set up and cleaning up his room while he was at school. I was excited about this room transformation and knew he would be excited to see it. When he got home, he was sad that his broken dresser had been removed from his room! He was not as excited about the change as I was.
How many of us have gotten so used to broken things in our lives that we don’t even want to see things change? We’ve become familiar with dysfunction and it has become our normal. We often find ourselves settling for less than what is available. We were never created to be in dysfunction or to settle for mediocrity.
Are there areas that you’ve found yourself not wanting to part with something that is no longer optimal? In what areas are you settling? How have you let yourself get comfortable with where you are? What excites you about the future?Commit today to acknowledging any dysfunction and mapping out a plan to get rid of it. Embrace the new!
~Coletta Jones Patterson
Coletta is an author, speaker, life coach and business executive who is passionate about helping others get unstuck. She hosts a weekly beyond stuck podcast and has written seven inspirational books. Connect with Coletta at email@example.com.