When it comes to changing something that’s not working, you first have to see that it’s not working. It seems like a no-brainer. But sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know. And a much needed change may not be so evident.
This quote, by Justin Kan, reminds us of the importance of being aware of and acknowledging that something isn’t working.
How do you become aware and acknowledge something isn’t working when you just don’t know? Where do you begin in order to develop that awareness?
Here are some things to reflect on.
- Ask yourself if you’ve put on some rose-colored glasses. There might be some denial happening–Ignoring red flags in order to see things in the way you want to see them.
- Ask yourself if you’re trying to keep up an appearance. You may feel like the perception others have of you is more positive just the way things are. Therefore, the idea of changing the way things are is not something that immediately occurs to you. This is one of the reasons some people stay in toxic relationships, environments, and situations.
- Ask yourself if you’re truly happy. Sometimes you don’t know something isn’t working simply because you haven’t taken the time to ask yourself if it truly makes you happy.
Following these three reflection prompts can help you discover those changes you need to make in your life and in yourself that may not be so evident.