Change can be scary. Fear of the unknown prevents many of us from taking risks at work, in love, and in our everyday lives. During my interview with Lewis Howes, entrepreneur, business coach, podcast host and author of The School of Greatness, he shared ways to embrace change and overcome adversity.
For those just starting out on the road to change, Lewis recommends finding a coach or a mentor. Having support is extremely important; if you try to do it on your own, it will be difficult to sustain the change. In the beginning, you will need someone there to give you that constant feedback and guidance.
Find someone who inspires you and has already achieved that particular goal. Tell them what your dream is and ask them to keep you accountable for the next 30, 60, or 90 days.
“So many people are scared to take action because they don’t want to fail. I get excited about the challenges because I know that all successful people and all great minds embraced the adversity that came their way.”
Lewis explained that all successful people face challenges on their way to the top. They come to a turning point when they can choose to either allow the challenge to hold them back or use it as a springboard and embrace adversity.
“For me, adversity is something that’s necessary. It’s going to happen if we have a dream. Those who learn to embrace it and see failure as feedback, are the ones that are able to move past the adversity in a much easier way.”