Lean Into It

When we experience change, and are on unfamiliar ground, the natural tendency is to pull back.  This response, as natural as it may be, is unproductive, and is one of the reasons why people struggle and fail.

What the situation calls for is not a pull back, rather just the opposite: a leaning into.  Think about the difference between a novice downhill skier and a pro.  The novice leans back because he is fearful and uncertain, but by leaning back he loses control.  The pro on the other hand leans into the hill.  It’s the same when you are faced with change.  Don’t pull back.  Instead, learn to lean into it.