Why Creating is more fun than Predicting

The best way to predict our future is to create it.

Dr. Joe Dispenza

At the core of the work of life coaching is taking our clients through the process of change. Change happens when we do something differently than we have in the past. Everyone knows this, so why is it so hard to do?

It is hard for our brain to do something differently than we are used to because we are attached to the idea of predicting our future. Somehow a negative, but predictable, future is easier to accept than a positive but unpredictable one. We would rather read our horoscope than try a new action that takes us out of our comfort zone. This other future is unpredictable because it’s based on brand new actions. By definition it will be different than the default future we would be creating by our long time predictable habits.

But here’s what’s amazing, inspiring, exciting, and ultimately so powerful. By taking new, different, and consciously chosen actions, we become creators rather than predictors. That’s so much more fun!

I'd love to know about a time when you were the creator rather than the predictor of an event in your life. It would be so inspiring to let yourself feel good about it, knowing you did it once and you can do it again and again.

Carolyn Mahboubi