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
Change, change, change…
It is all part of our journey. Personal development in action. We cannot stop the progress and just say that we are not interested. If you want it or not, it is inevitable. It is only an illusion that we stay the same. It’s impossible! But why would you like to stay the same if everything else around is evolving?! There is a true power in a change! As long as we make peace with it and embrace this power, it can be a beginning of something big!
So have a moment to yourself and think about your life. In your mind, go through all areas that are important for you and try to asses if any of them need changes. You will notice that some of them will probably need tiny adjustments and small developments, although some others need more radical modifications.
Think about your family life, work, health, friends, personal growth, money, romantic relationship…
Questions to ask yourself
The best way of assessment is asking yourself some questions that will provoke your thoughts and push you to have a deeper reflection about your way of living, your life choices and your directions. Below I wrote few questions that you could start from. But don’t stop at them. Start your brainstorming. Remember that good questions will bring answers.
- Are you happy and fulfilled in all areas of your life? Which area needs your attention most? (check also my post on Wheel of Life exercise)
- Do you feel like you missing on something? What do you think it is? What change would make it better?
- Do you sometimes think that you could do more but… you don’t do anything about it because… (fill in with your excuse)? What stops you to make a change?
- What do you want for yourself? What can you learn and change?
- What assumptions are you making? What are the facts?
- What’s possible to do now? What are your choices?
- What are the best steps forward?
Quotes for inspiration
“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” -Benjamin Franklin
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle
“And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?” ― Jalaluddin Rumi
“At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want.”
― Lao Tzu
“It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”- Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”
“Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.”- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
“Change begins with the person who wants the change.” ― Marilee G. Adams, Change Your Questions, Change Your Life
“You don’t realize – the great thing about change is how quickly we get used to it. So I’m not complaining. the more things change, the more they don’t stay the same. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. They might not change everywhere all at once – but there are moments when the impossible becomes the inevitable, and the rest is just a matter of time.”- David Levithan, Wide Awake
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” -Winston Churchill
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Are you willing to take responsibility for your mistakes — and for the attitudes and actions that led to them?’ Then he said, ‘Are you willing — however begrudgingly — to forgive yourself, and even laugh at yourself?’ And finally, ‘Will you look for value in your experiences, especially the most difficult ones?’ Bottom line, ‘Are you willing to learn from what happened and make changes accordingly?” ― Marilee G. Adams, Change Your Questions, Change Your Life
“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.”- Farrah Gray
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”- Lao Tzu
“Great results begin with great questions.” – Marilee G. Adams, Change Your Questions, Change Your Life
Your turn now
What do you reckon? What a change means for you? Are you happy to look at your life and assess where the changes are needed? Are you ready for them?
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