Be Bold For Change for International Women’s Day 2017

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8th of March is celebrated all over the world as an International Women’s Day. It’s a day when we celebrate women, their social, economic, cultural and political achievements and also it’s a great opportunity to talk about gender equality. International Women’s Day has been celebrated since the early 1900’s and still is very popular in many countries. It’s a perfect time to bring attention to every woman in your life and outside your inner circle to observe and honor their qualities, accomplishments, sacrifices, successes and challenges. This year I decided to join in celebration by taking part in Be Bold For Change campaign (#BeBoldForChange) run by International Women’s Day website.

#BeBoldForChange campaign

The idea behind the campaign is simple- celebrate by being bold in taking action, in their words- “For International Women’s Day 2017, we’re asking you to #BeBoldForChange. Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world- a more inclusive, gender equal world”.

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Time for change quotes

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Sometimes you need a trigger to make a change – you need this last straw that will push you to action. It could be a particular event, book which you read recently, a song or maybe a talk with a good friend. Everyone is different and different things will motivate you to change.  To get you started on the positive way to introduce change in your life, I  put together a list of top quotes about change. I hope it will inspire you  🙂 Enjoy! It’s a time for a change!

Here you are- my favourite top quotes about change 🙂

 

  • “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu
  • “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”- Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay

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One small step can change your life Kaizen way

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Reading books can sometimes open your eyes to new perspective, one you haven’t noticed before. It happened to me at the beginning of this year when I read a book which changed my view on rapid, big changes vs very small incremental steps of improvements. I wanted to share it with you. I never heard before about Kaizen way but I really like the concept. So, lets look at that.  Can one small step really change your life? How small is small? What is really the Kaizen way?

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Stages of Change

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Change not always come easily but it is a necessary part of our personal development. From changing eating habits to getting more positive attitude to life to quitting smoking to ………(put your own desire), whatever it is you want to achieve or get rid off, you can do it. Changing any behaviour is a complex issue though. It requires us to recognize the problem and put action to replace it with desired option. The choice is always ours, whatever we decide to do or not to do. But if we want the desire become something more than just a daydream, then the action needs to follow. Otherwise a dream will never be realized and always will be only a dream. When we put enough desire to our dream and back it up with action, that is when the change happens. So what are the stages to the change? Lets look at that.
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Is it a time for a change

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Whatever we do in our life, whatever we have or want to have, depends on our urge to change. Sometimes it is just a small change, another time it requires big adjustments. Change is an essential part of our personal development and progress. Is it a time for a change for you?

Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” Benjamin Disraeli

Long time ego, there was a time in my life, when I believed that a change is something weak, that people change and “jump from flower to flower” because they cannot appreciate what they have. I felt that when you choose something, you have to stick with it. You have to work hard to keep it going and if you want to change things this means that you give up. I don’t think like this anymore! Now, being wiser and more experienced, I understand that you cannot stay in one moment forever. Life, you and people around change all the time. Little by little we become bit different then we were yesterday. We learn new skills, discover new passions, meet new people with different views on life- these all help us seeing world in a changed light.

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” Gail Sheehy

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Everything happens for a reason! Relax and learn your lesson!

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images (3)Everything happens for a reason! I truly believe in this phrase. I know, I know…- some of you will say it is easier to say than to really believe and live by that, but I really do. Things happen in our lives; things that we not always agree with or don’t understand the true meaning at the time. It is hard to get our head around it, we search for “why” but sometimes one door needs to close so the other opens for us. I went through it few times… I know what I’m talking about. You feel like the world it ending and everything is against you, but in the reality you came to the end of the path and are at the crosswords where the new path starts. Sometimes we are too comfortable in the present situation, even when it is not ideal for us, and don’t want changes as they are disturbing our comfortable stagnation. How many times you complained about something but didn’t really do anything about it?!

Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.”
— Albert Schweitzer

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How to change your mindset – How books can change your life and help you grow as a person

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In my previous post,  Fixed vs growth mindset,  I talked about different types of mindset and why you would like to have a growth mindset. In Carol S. Dweck’s book called ” Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” she explains that while a “fixed mindset” accepts our character, intelligence, and creativity as static features which we cannot change in any way, a growth mindset loves challenge and can see failure as a lesson and opportunity to grow. The question is- how to do it? How to find a way to develop growth mindset? In this article I will show you how you can use personal development books as tools to change your mindset and help you grow as a better person.
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