So fleas, huh? Bear with me. I heard a great story and I want to share it with you. There’s a great take-away and it may give you pause to consider. Anyone know how to train fleas? Lucky for you, I do! If I put a flea in a glass it’s going to start jumping around. Fleas can, in fact, easily jump several feet it turns out. If I were to put a lid on the glass, you’re going to hear the sound of them hitting the lid. What happens is, the fleas start to jump just high enough so that they don’t hit the lid. We’ve trained the fleas to only jump so high and the fleas have reconditioned themselves to take it a little easy on their jumping. The fascinating part is, if we remove the lid, the fleas will and do continue to jump at their newly conditioned height and no higher. They can jump higher but they don’t. The fleas are actually conditioned to believe that they can’t jump any higher without hurting themselves.
See where I’m going with this?
Often times, when people are presented with an opportunity, or a new path, we are conditioned to believe that we can’t do it.
We must stay on track – the safe route. We will only jump as high as our safety net, or rather our security blanket allows us. Forbes tells us that over 50% of Americans are unhappy in their jobs. I am here to tell you it doesn’t have to be this way. Listen for opportunities. be open-minded. Listen to your gut. It is so much easier to stay in our predictable secure, unhappy environments than it is to make a change. But if you’re amongst those 50%, I am here to tell you to go for it. Those risks, those diversions, those changes will make a world of a difference. Don’t be a flea.