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Using 'possibility' to overcome fear
1/13/2007 - Hilary Drummond and Anita Bakker, Southern Exposure Weekend

Change is a frightening thing. Even anticipated and wanted change involves stepping out in new ways that can be scary.

 

We can learn from the people around us. Hilary’s father worked as a geologist for a large oil company and had been involved in projects in Iraq, Australia and the far north of Canada, excelling in his work.  He was not interested in the social and political maneuvers involved in climbing the corporate ladder and because of this would not likely be promoted.  What he was passionately interested in was the possibility of living full time in his summer home on the ocean front in Qualicum Beach.  During the recession in the 80’s he was offered a package that would allow him to retire early to his beach front property. He seized the possibility, left a lucrative career and never regretted it. 

 

We have all had choices offered to us that we know will change the path we are on.  How many times have you said “no” to an exciting change or challenge because you were afraid?

 

Ben Zander is the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra.  In his book, The Art of Possibility he talks about seizing possibility by considering some new ideas like “it [life] is all made up anyway”.  He talks about how we view the world through a certain lens and never notice how the view we are getting doesn’t change much.  We make up our own lens and our life through the learning we experience and we start limiting ourselves by our expectations.

 

·         What would happen if you didn’t accept the lens you look through anymore?

·         How can you change the picture of your world so that it looks new and exciting again?

·         How can you manage unwanted or unexpected change so that you feel in control?

 

Pretend to be someone else for an hour of your day and think about how they might react to the situations you face.  Have fun with this, laugh and find the lighter side of all the possibility in front of you.

 

Anita Bakker (anita@essentialsforexcellence.com) and Hilary Drummond (hilary@lecoach.net) are life and business coaches practicing in the south Okanagan.  They are both graduates from Royal Roads University and are committed to assisting others have the lives that they are meant to live.

 



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