If you want to create lasting changes in the way you think, feel and behave, that needs to come from the inside, not the outside.
What do I mean by that?
Much of your personal and professional development will have probably come from skills development. And much of that learning will have been via a professional or expert teaching you ‘what to do’. And so when you feel out of your depth, lacking in confidence, insecure or de-skilled, I suspect your first thought is ‘what should I do?’
When you keep trying to ‘do’ something differently, using the skills or techniques you have learnt, or by continuously adding new skills and learning to your kitbag, but feel that you are never quite achieving the results you want, then skills are not the answer.
Learning and changing from the inside out involves a very different kind of learning and self-development. This type of self-development involves looking more closely at what specifically is hindering YOU. Because every single person is different and no-one thinks, feels and behaves in exactly the same way you do. And so this type of learning is very personal, and there is no one-size fits all. You cannot be given the answers or shown ‘the right way to do it’. Instead, it involves exploring your way of being in the world. Finding out what it is about your way of feeling, thinking and behaving that can cause you difficulty at work or in life more broadly.
This is changing from the inside out. This type of learning and self-development is longer-lasting, more profound and more impactful than any other kind of learning you can do. That’s because you are addressing the problem at its source, not trying to fix it by sticking a plaster over it. It is a unique solution for a unique being – YOU.