Complete the change!
Change, the act or instance of making or becoming different.
When I spoke with you last, I told you about my break up with fear and just like any other break up I found myself doing some of the same things I would do prior to “the Change”. For instance, I told you how I recently lost a few pounds. Well I found myself wearing my old baggy clothes. They made me feel secure and to be quite honest I was familiar with the look and the fit. That was a problem because when I would see my reflection, I looked the same which placed me in a discouraged mindset.
Often we look for a change without realizing that we are in control of the change we need to see.
Just like those old clothes, I was holding on to things that would remind me of that fearful relationship I was once in. Fear had implanted low self-esteem and depression in my path. I had begun to carry those things over into my new relationship with ME! Quickly, I had to stop treating myself as though I was some type of rebound.
I remember speaking to a group of people some time ago about “Cleaning up and making room.” I begin to talk about how I encountered my cluttered and packed closet and decided to take control after many days of ignoring it. After clearing out and bagging up old garments, I then asked my son to carry the large bags of trash out to be picked up. Immediately, I felt a surge shoot through me as I heard a faint voice say; “You will never appreciated the results if you do not complete the work!” Even though those bags were very heavy and compact, this was my trash and a task that I had to complete for me. I knew that I would appreciate having a clear space. Just like getting rid my bigger clothes, I had to renew my mind and trade the old out for something that was designed for the NEW ME.
Question, are you stuck in a familiar place that is stopping you? Have you become stagnant? If so, please understand that it is you that is in control of this change but it has to start in your mind.
Until next time……
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. - Marcus Aurelius
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.– Barack Obama