By Bigg Success Staff
01-31-08

Life Changes

eyes_of_a_child_jpgBen Franklin said, “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.”

Isn’t it comforting to know that nothing has changed … wait a minute, a lot has changed!

Isn’t there another implicit certainty is his famous quote? You can be certain that things will change.

The question is: are you leading change in your life or is it leading you?

As technology continues to develop, change is occurring more and more rapidly. Isn’t it safe to assume that, in the future, this will continue?

You have a choice to make. You either develop the skills to anticipate change so you get ahead of it or you just respond to it, after the pain becomes too great to do anything else.

Hopefully, you’ll see that as a simple choice. After all, you’re a bigg goal-getter, aren’t you?

You have to ride the wave!

Here are four things you should evaluate to prepare for your ride.

Understand your risk tolerance.
With risk comes reward. Studies of wealthy people show that they take more risk, on average, than people who aren’t wealthy.

Some people are so risk-averse that they do nothing risky at all. Unknowingly, they may be taking the biggest risk of all in today’s rapidly-changing world!

Ride the wave!

Test your perceptions.
As we grow older, we develop a point-of-view based on our past experiences.

We put our hands on a hot stove. It hurts! So we don’t do it again. We learned our lesson.

Sometimes, though, we take the wrong lesson away. We get out of our comfort zone and get burned. So we don’t test ourselves anymore. That’s a dangerous attitude today!

Maybe you’ve been thrown off your surf board before. Get back on! Ride the wave!

Look for trends.
There are fads and there are trends. Fads come and go. Don’t worry about them. Trends are long-term. You need to get on board with them.

What will affect your future income? Something will – for good or for bad! Is it a short-term phenomenon? Or is it likely to continue?

You can position yourself properly by seeing the change coming. What opportunities will be created? What skills will be important? Do you have them? Can you get them?

Pick your wave and ride it!

Don’t expect perfection.
If you take risk and try to get on the forefront of trends, you’re going to make mistakes. Expect them! Celebrate them!

The key, though, is to learn from them. Think about it – you’re gaining valuable knowledge while most other people are still on their heels. You’re even further ahead!

You can embrace change or you can begrudge it. You only have one life to live. Why not find a bigg wave and take the ride of your life?

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