"Change is easy in principle and hard in practice" - Julien Smith, The Flinch
In order to implement real change in your life you have to learn how to deal with "The Flinch."
flinch: /flinCH/ - verb (used without object)
1. to draw back or shrink, as from what is dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant.
2. to shrink under pain; wince.
This ingrained flinch mechanism is often keeping us from living our dreams. We are unconsciously resisting the very changes we profess that we want in our lives.
First: You've got to become aware of the flinch. (It shows up in different ways for everyone.)
Second: You can take steps to train yourself to feel the flinch and still take action to overcome your fear. (One moment at a time.)
Third: You can get so practiced at dealing with your flinch, that you hardly notice it anymore. (FEARLESS!)
If any of the above intrigues you and you want to learn MORE, I highly recommend to you the following FREE resource:
The Flinch by Julien Smith (Available for free download with the Kindle and the Kindle app. Published by Seth Godin's The Domino Project.)
I don't have a Kindle. I just downloaded the Kindle app to my iPhone and now I've got The Flinch on my phone. It's my subway reading right now... and I am in LOVE with it! Had to share.
Download it! Read! Did I mention it's FREE? Don't put it off. You know you'll forget to do it later and it'll never happen and you'll have passed up an amazing book that could actually change your life. So do it NOW!
Let me know what you think.
If this whole MFA-in-Acting thing doesn't work out... I think I'll just get an MFA-in-Overcoming-Fear.
LOL! Actually... for me... that's pretty much the same degree.
What are you afraid of?
Get over it,
P.S. A big THANK YOU shout-out to Jonathan Fields for his posting about The Flinch. Wouldn't have known about it without Jonathan! Check out his blog and his book Uncertainty. He's a gem.
"The truth is that judgment and fear will never stop, but they don't actually do anything. There are no negative consequences for breaking the habit of flinching. Nothing will actually happen if you stop being afraid. You're free." - Julien Smith