Have you given up yet?
Are you tired of going after what you want and not quite reaching the goal/dream?
So now you are ready to settle – settle in, huh?
Are you aware that you can still chase your dreams and goals?
It sometimes seems like the older we get, the harder it is to keep up, or stay motivated, or to think about the changes we’ve got to make to reach for our prize. Heck, when we were kids, we played and dreamed and experimented with all that life offered (in a world of possibility) just for the reason of tasting it.
It’s very possible that we already discovered our “calling”, “purpose”, “meaning” of our life a long time ago. We knew then what we wanted to do. But now – it’s the physical challenges we’ve got to face. Or maybe the emotional challenges staring at us. How about the psychological challenges (that voice in our head) that’s always haunting us?
This is what I think I know about change and life so far:
1 – Change is inevitable – it happens every second of every day.
2 – With change comes a natural challenge:
Newton’s Third Law of Attraction:
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
3 – The bigger the change – the bigger the challenge
We are naturally organic and in sync
with all life and others.
We are all balls of energy (supported by science, religion, sociology, et al by the way). Therefore, it would make sense that we are susceptible to the natural forces such as constant change in life.
We can choose for our life’s future
(for ourself, by ourself, within ourself)
to be either:
a CHAMPION of personal confidence and freedom,
a VICTIM of life’s circumstances.
We plan, prepare, and exercise how to minimize damage from the challenges life gives us – police, dams, walls, trauma care, car accidents, disasters, etc. We do this because we know if there is a challenge bigger than ourselves, we’ve made concessions and invested the time and money from our lives to ensure it is disrupted as little as possible.
Let’s use car and accident insurance as an example:
We buy these insurances because we know that every time we get behind the wheel of the car, there is a challenge lurking. Backing out the car is a challenge, moving to the street is another, driving down the street poses even another. We know these challenges lurk, because we buy the insurance after all; and as drivers, we cannot trust implicity 100% that circumstances/challenges/accidents will not occur while on the road.
Yet, we are confident that we will be ok regardless (outside the loss of life) of the accident because we are covered by insurance.
So this is what we do:
We plan our needs for driving
We invest the money to ensure we have adequate coverage
We are prepared for any kind of challenge/circumstance/accident/upset.
As a result, we are a confident driver, relaxed and enjoying the ride, and trusting the world a little more as you venture out into the world of chaos and hazard.
This is pretty easy, isn’t it? We know what we have to do, and it isn’t a difficult thing to do. These kind of decisions and actions take place every moment of our lives. The only difference is that some are big (like moving to another city) and some are small (like taking a night class in English Lit or Auto Maintenance). It’s when we don’t look at our life circumstances, and the real forces of challenge that are affecting us when making arrangements to create positive changes that gets us in trouble. We become victims of the agency, the other driver, the agent, the cops, the distractions – anything other than ourselves. The circumstance WE created is responsible for the “problem” (or challenge) we now face.
But there is some great news!
So, ask yourself these questions:
If time and money were not issues you had to face to pursue your dreams and goals, what would you be doing?
If everybody told you that you CAN do it, what would you be doing?
If you truly believed in yourself and just knew you give anything to do your thing, what would you be doing?
If there was no risk to you or your family pursuing your dreams, what would you be doing?
Stay tuned for more detail on Change in future posts.