Change is inevitable. There is nothing in our body, our world, our community, or our surroundings not in a constant state of change. Change will thrust itself into your world and ask of you things which will cause you to be temporarily uncomfortable. Change will come. The question is: how will you handle it?
Transition is something we all experience in life in various seasons. It is the place between the way things used to be and the way things are becoming. Transition is the blank page between two chapters in a book if you will.
In our lives, between one chapter and the next, lies this blank page situation: we’re not completely finished enjoying the moment of yesterday, or we’re not finished grieving what just happened, yet we’re not sure what’s going to happen tomorrow. We’re somewhere in between. It’s not where you have been, and it’s certainly not the full expression of where you are going. It is the messy middle of change.
I know a lot of people who focus so much on their past they can’t see their future. I know a lot of people who grumble, complain, and whine about how bad things are, instead of focusing on what could be if they would take accountability and make the change. Today we’re going to talk about five truths about change that just might change your life.
Steve Jobs once said, “For the past 33 years, I’ve looked in the mirror every morning, and I’ve asked myself, ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?’ Whenever the answer has been no for too many days in a row, I know I have to change something.” What an insight into what drove him to such excellence.
How many people never stop to consider this? Why do we settle for less than what we’re capable of? Why do so many people resist change?
What truths do we need to experience in order to accept change and all of the benefits it has to offer?
We’re coming to the close of another year, and looking ahead to a fresh start, extra opportunity, and new beginnings. I want to make sure you go into the year as uniquely and as novel as possible.
The “same ol, same ol” syndrome should have no place in your future or in your dreams. Stand out. Set yourself apart. Call attention to what makes you YOU.
It may seem like a fine idea, but you’re unsure of how to do that. How does one stand out without being obnoxious or calling unwanted attention on themselves?
It sometimes seems like this time of year, when the ideas and expectations of thankfulness stare us in the face, it’s far easier to focus on the difficult, challenging, heartbreaking, even ugly stuff of life.
“How can I be grateful when there’s so much going wrong?”
I’ve been there. Sometimes my mind still tries to take me there. But I want to encourage you today in this: an attitude of gratitude is more than just a cliche, feel-good phrase. It’s a practice that can change your life.
What are you passionate about? Do you even know? Do you have desires you are actively seeking to fulfill? Have you taken time to articulate those?
Are you living your passion? That’s a question each of us needs to ask ourselves. Often we define ourselves by what we do, rather than who we are.
True leadership cannot exist outside of a legitimate and clearly defined sense of purpose. We have to have some concept of who we are and our life has meaning. Purpose creates a leader because it signals there is something we are here to accomplish. Your p
I just spent the weekend with my Strategic Influencers Mastermind group, and what an incredible, inspiring weekend it was. Every time we get together in person, breakthroughs take place, ideas are inspired, and action steps are laid out for each member to sprint to their next level.
It always encourages me in my own endeavors when I see the group on fire like they were this past weekend (and not just because it was unseasonably warm here in Dallas!). When I see the faces of the mastermind members in the room, and know what they’ve committed to in order to grow themselves and establish their future, it really moves me.
What do you do for your own personal growth? Is there anything you’ve thought, or known, to do, but haven’t pulled the trigger?
Our mindsets, good or bad, create for us what is normal or what is expected. But if what you’ve expected or created has been less-than-desirable, it’s time to shake things up. You need to change your mind.
If your mindset needs a shift, there are ways to do that. You can reshape your mindset to a positive, pursuing-dreams “new normal’.
Changing your mind is not only possible, but it could be the one thing you need to do in order for your potential to become your reality.