Breaking through into change

You are poised for change! But what is change?

I don’t know what is happening in your world, but you are here reading this, and that says something to me. What we need to do at the outset is set a foundation for change to take place. Let’s start by looking at what change is :

Definitions of Change

  • Wikipedia’s definition of change is : The process of becoming different.
  • The Merriam-Webster Dictionary puts it this way : To make radically different, transform, to give a different position, course, or direction to. To replace with another, to make a shift from one to another, to undergo a modification, to become different, to pass from one phase to another, to undergo transformation, transition or substitution.
  • The Free Dictionary has this definition : To give a completely different form or appearance to, to lay aside, abandon, or leave for another.
  • And Dictionary.com defines change like this : To make the form, nature, content, future course, etc of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone.
What great definitions of change! Did you catch the words? Radically different, transformed, modified, to become different, different form & nature, substitute. Does it make you think of a butterfly? It does for me. A butterfly goes through a transformation, a metamorphosis, a CHANGE! It is RADICALLY DIFFERENT from what it was, it’s whole FORM AND NATURE has changed. It is TRANSFORMED from a creature who lives it’s whole life on a leaf who only sees black and white, to a beautiful butterfly that sees colour, is colour, and flies free! Don’t you want that kind of CHANGE in your life? I guess you do, because you are here reading this! How exciting!!
If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes
However, change is not easy, but it is essential, if we are to grow. If nothing changes, well, nothing changes! I’ll be honest with you, I don’t like change either! I get comfortable with the way things are. Change means coming out of our comfort zone, and that can be scary. I remember Dawn French, the UK actress from Vicar of Dibley, saying in an interview on the Parkinson show, she was talking about a stage play she was doing, and she said, “My only reason not to do it is fear ~ and that’s the very reason I must do it.” Wow! That is brave!  And dear friend, if you want to grow, there is only one way… CHANGE.

 Change Heralds A New Growth Experience

Without the courage to change, we stay exactly as we are. And that is NOT why you are here. You are here because you are CHOOSING CHANGE. {Big 😃 Here}

There is one question I do need to ask you…
What are you willing to let go of? {I’ll give you a moment to think about that}…
Ok? Well, it could be fear? Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of what someone else may think? It could be an insecurity that’s been hanging around for a while, maybe a feeling of inadequacy, or that gnawing feeling that you’re not worth it? That you don’t deserve it? It could be an old habit that you need to say goodbye to? Procrastination? Worry? Negative self-talk?
Whatever it is, be honest with yourself. That’s the first step to coming into something new and exciting. And I am excited for you!
A word of warning though… I am here for you, to teach you, encourage you, support you, challenge you, be your accountability partner and your cheerleader… BUT I cannot do it for you!
It is YOUR walk, YOUR journey. I am here for you every step of the way! If you want me to be.
So here is an assignment for you…
Write out your answers to these questions, and post them in the comments section below. Here are the questions:
  • What Will You Stop Doing?
  • What Will You Start Doing?
  • What Will You Change?
  • What Will You Continue To Do?

And please send me in your answers in the comment section below!

Be kind to yourself, change does not happen overnight.
Your journey to freedom has begun!
Warm regards,
Jan

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