While the seasons change at (somewhat) predictable times in the year, our lives are in constant flux. But there are especially challenging transitions in life that can, if we're not aware, cause us to lose our way. Relocating to a new city, changing jobs or careers, getting promoted, the beginning or ending of a relationship, even self-improvement changes can throw us off course. In this episode of The Collective Podcast, Dave hosts a conversation with his friend and co-worker, Kevin Mahan, about how to keep your life on track when change begins to disappoint, discourage, and even cause you to doubt yourself altogether.
Through stories and personal reflection, Dave and Kevin unpack lessons learned through real changes each of them experienced in life. Among the highlights, you need to call it what it is, be willing to let go of comfort for a season, and as one wise individual puts it, "Never compare your beginning to someone else's middle. Comparison is poison." That's true of your own experiences too. Dave and Kevin challenge that you need to stop comparing this new and unfamiliar beginning in your life to the familiar middle or end in your past. It's not fair to you. You rob yourself of the very opportunities and potential that come in seasons of change.