When I embarked on my journey of transitioning from being an employee to becoming a self-entrepreneur and Life Coach, I believed that this career change alone would be enough to transform myself and my life. However, I soon came to understand the true meaning behind Jack Mezirow’s insightful quote.
Through a tumultuous journey marked by significant losses and hardships, I made a deep commitment to my own personal transformation. I pursued certification as a Transformational Coach, and every single day, I am dedicated to living my own transformation with the intention to grow and evolve into the person I truly am.
In my certification process, one of the first things I learned is that sustainable change, whether on a personal or organizational level, requires changes at multiple levels.
As Robert Dilts, an organizational psychologist, notes in his model, when change only occurs at lower levels, such as the environment or behavior, it is unlikely to bring about the desired long-term results.
True transformation necessitates change at higher levels, encompassing spirituality, identity, values, and beliefs. It revolves around answering profound questions like ‘Why am I alive?’ ‘Who am I?’ and ‘What do I believe and value?’
This is precisely what Jack Mezirow’s quote encapsulates. These questions are not easy to answer, but they are crucial, especially when we find ourselves at a crossroads due to challenging circumstances that ignite change in our lives.
This brings me to an intriguing question: What if change is not just a consequence but also a catalyst for our own transformation?
I invite you to join the conversation and share your thoughts and experiences.
Have you encountered moments of change that propelled your personal transformation? How did it impact your journey of self-discovery and growth?
I’m excited to hear your stories and insights. Let’s inspire each other on this transformative journey.
With Love and Gratitude,