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Conquer Your Fear of Change

Change is a concept that most people fear or reject. The mere thought of adopting a new perspective can leave you feeling overwhelmed and helpless.

Despite the unwanted stress that change may bring into your life, it is also a source of growth, fulfillment, and new opportunities. Hence, no matter how much you try to resist, change will always come knocking at your door. The question is — will you let it in?

Here’s a quick guide to help you conquer your fear of change and have the strength to cope with challenges. Soon, you will be prepared for the bigger things and greater rewards that life has to offer.

Think long-term

Often, change is something that we don’t easily accept because we don’t want to face the difficulties that come with it.

If you analyze and dig deeper, you’ll find that the struggle only exists when you are thinking. Your own mind is holding you back because it fails to see how the long-term results will be a benefit. Once you are already engaged in something new, the discomfort is temporary. The effects will be lasting and powerful enough to make a huge difference in your life.

View change as a gift

Learn to think of change as a gift you can give yourself. Much like a gift received from someone else, it’s something that should excite you, tickle your curiosity, and bring delight. You would not think twice about unwrapping a holiday present — you are eager to discover what’s inside.

Similarly, in life, don’t think twice about unwrapping change. It may open up opportunities for you to become a better version of yourself. 

In the world of finance, investing is a gift that you can give yourself. It may be a journey of ups and downs, but remain steady and stick to your plan. Inevitably, your hard-earned money will compound into a much-deserved financial reward.

Turn anxiety into productivity

When you are challenged to go above and beyond your normal routine, turn to an activity that will convert your anxiety into productivity. You will prevent negative thoughts from becoming overpowering. Sometimes you need to distract your mind for a while, so you can avoid fixating on negative thoughts.

Summary

Learn to use your brain to your advantage by looking forward to the long-term benefits of accepting change. Once you’ve stepped outside of your comfort zone and on to greater things, you will thank your “past self” for making the life-changing decision of embracing transformation. 

Call to action

If you find this blog helpful, please feel free to leave a comment or reach out to me via Twitter.

Or should you need help in the aspect of financial growth, feel free to visit my company’s website, LexION Capital.

Elle Kaplan is the founder and CEO of LexION Capital, a fiduciary wealth management firm in New York City, serving high-net-worth individuals.

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