Re-Label It

I learned the power of changing labels.  Kind of like one of these, but for the mind:

I have these awesome little cards that I rotate on my dresser.  One day, the card said this:

changing labels

and over the course of the day, I realized that I needed a new label for what I was doing and a new way to think of it.  I thought I was “changing jobs,” but really I was changing something else:  I was going from being a life-long “corporate employee ” (which I have loved) to being a “freelancer” (a brand new thing.)

This new label feels more authentic.  It reflects both the adventure and the risk.  It helps me understand the pervasive uncertainty that I feel.  It also makes me look around for other labels I can change.

How about you?  What’s a label you’ve changed?

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