Hey gang, happy Sunday evening. And it’s raining. Isn’t the rain absolutely glorious? We’re all very, very, very, very, very happy about that. So tonight I wanted to answer a question about changing your mind, because do it. And you have probably heard me joke or you’ve seen me write it online that I’m a Gemini and neither of my personalities can make up their mind. Well, it’s slightly true, but I do use it as a bit of an excuse sometimes. But what we’re talking about in this context and how I was asked the question was a big career, “What if I changed my mind”, question. And you know what, change your mind people. It is okay. Just to ask Harry. No. And what I mean by that is life… You’ve all heard the saying, life is a journey. It’s about the journey, not the destination, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
And on that path of your life, in all honesty, if you make a decision about anything really, from, is coffee your favorite type of gelato to, I really, really want to be a optometrist. And then you change your mind. It’s okay. You are going to change your mind. It is part of life. And one of the most courageous things you can do, one of the things that will build the most confidence in you is having the ability to go. Yeah, I feel that, I sense that I’m changing how I think. I want to pivot, as a very good friend of mine said yesterday, or the other day. And there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, I find it really hard to believe… I used to say it about relationships. I used to find it really hard to believe that two people could fall in love at a really early age and 60 years down the track, they’re still deeply committed, madly in love with each other.
I used to find that unfathomable, that people could grow and go through the swings and the roundabouts of life and how we change and mature and our values change, all these things change in us, so how could they stay together? Well, I’ve been proven wrong and it does actually happen. And it is a beautiful thing when people do do that. But in terms of especially career I’m talking specifically here, I guess really was the question asked to me, is that when you set your mind to something, especially at school, you’re 16, you’re 17, you’re going to careers advisors, and they were taught to teach us in that old methodology that you pick something and you stick to it. And that’s what people did. People became lawyers, accountants, doctors, vets, nurses, teachers, anything, they did it, they stuck to it.
And then they retired and they got the pen and they went on the pension. That was life. It’s not like that anymore. I think my daughter was saying to me, in one of her career things, I know 14, and they’re already doing it that I think it was something like the average person is now going to have about 10 careers. Don’t quote me on. I actually should look at the statistics on it. But truly if you make a decision to do something, if you spent seven years at university deciding you want to be a psychologist, don’t correct me. I’m just guessing on how long that takes. You get out, you do it for a year and then go, you know what, no, I really, really want to be a photographer. Go for it. It is so exciting. The worst thing you can do to yourself is not allow yourself to change your mind.
However, and this is a cautionary tale, don’t use changing your mind as an excuse to not see something through. Guilty. Yeah, I’ve done that. So don’t. And that’s tough one because especially bright, shiny objects, shiny mirror ball syndrome. Don’t let yourself get distracted into changing your mind instead of really knowing something.
So there you go. There are my tips on changing your mind. Absolutely go for it. And when you find that thing that is perfect for you at that moment, at that time, that point, that junction in your life you’ll be in flow and it will feel fantastic. And you then won’t want to go, ooh, change my mind, ooh, change my mind. But keep changing it until you do people.
Happy Sunday and I’ll see you…