I spent last night and early this morning reading this book. Now, I read this book many years ago but it has resinated with me more this time around. I’m not sure if it is because I’m older, have had more life experiences or have more of a career in front of me. This book really makes you questioned how you live in life. Are you one that goes after things even in the midst of change or are you stubborn and not willing to go with the flow of the change? Really, this book makes you think about all the choices you have made in life and how you are facing the challenges and changes in front of you.
If you have never read this book, I highly recommend it. It can be of help whether you look at it to help you in a personal or a professional way. This morning when I finish it I asked my self; am I Sniff, Scurry, Hem or Haw? I saw a little bit all of them in me and I think everyone can because all of us react differently at different situations in our life. After really taking a deeper look into my heart I would have to say I’m truly more like Haw. I still do and have let fears control me. Sometimes I build the fears up so much in my head that I will allow it to hold me back. After I finally push myself to face those “fears” I realize that my head made them out to be much more bigger than they actually were. We all have fears and that is normal and all of us are never fans of change. I’m pretty sure most us would be pretty content if we could just stay in our comfort zone or never have changes in life. The thing is for myself, stepping out of my comfort zone and having changes in life have made me grow as a person beyond measure.
In the last 8 months I have had more change and being uncomfortable than I wanted. Looking back at all of it, even though I tried to fight some of it, deep down I know that it has made me a better and stronger person. Even in my professional life there have been changes and some of it is scary but when I step out of my head and not allow my fears control me, my work gets better. There are times when I rather be Hem, refuse to change and expect the world to give me what I want or “deserve”. The thing is if I stay in that thinking I will essentially “starve”; mentally, physically and spiritually. All of those things we need in order to survive. Though, I may not be sniff or scurry I am at least Haw. A person with the normal feelings of fear in any given situation; I will at least try to step out of my comfort zone and take on any challenge that is thrown in my way. I highly recommend you read this book if you never have or if it has been a long time since you have. It is an easy, short read but you will get something out of it I promise.