Change is inevitable in our lives; it’s an ever-present part of our lives. That is definitely a constant. Yet change is not always easy. Most of us have to face some kind of change at various stages in our lives. It might be moving to a new city with a career change and having to make new friends and get to know your new environment. You might be forced to leave your country due to political issues. The list and reasons for change is endless.
I have had many, many changes in my life for sure, such as moving to another continent (Australia as a child and Europe as an adult) twice, with the resulting school, friends, career change (leaving behind the police force in Australia and going into language training and business overseas)– it certainly made for an exciting life considering both the up and down sides.
Adversity makes us stronger, wouldn’t you agree. It makes us grow. It makes us WANT to change. Sometimes the WANT is not that strong, however, and that change will likely not take place. If your want is strong enough you will do everything possible to take action – there will be some unknown force behind you that you cannot control – you have no option but to step into change.
In my private life this unknown force kicked in the day I stepped out of my violent relationship a few years back – I had no option but to leave – it was time for a change of scenery – time to change. I had hung around in that toxic air too long and finally committed to change my and my children’s life situation. The soul searching led me to writing my book From Misery to Mastery - Journey to Freedom and Empowerment to help others see the light about change and to me wanting to empower other women to improve their life and business worlds.
This unconditional commitment to change doesn’t always happen overnight though – sometimes it takes a while to set in. Perhaps there are still some lessons you need to learn about your situation. It was like this with my business. I ‘stuffed’ around for a long time and it hasn’t been that long at all since I really started to drill down deep in my direction – finding excuses after excuses for not being able to do it, from being too tired to ‘what have I got to offer to the world?’ through to ‘I’m too busy as a sole parent and don’t want to neglect my children – they come first’. Until a mentor ever-so-gently (sometimes not so gently) ‘kicked’ and ‘nudged’ me in the right direction. Now I am sure that I can take one step at a time to create the change I want in that area of my life. And at some point, those steps and action turn into positive results.
What do you want to change? What have you never changed and regretted? If you could do it now, would you? If you want to change – become clear about what you want, where you want to go. Be absolutely committed. Find out your why – your reason for wanting that change in your life. Once you have your WHY and your commitment, you must of course take steps in that direction. And, one other thing, do make sure it is really what you want and that it’s aligned with who you are and. Go for it and enjoy it! Do what you wanna do and be what you wanna be as sung by The Master’s Apprentices!
Until next time, making sure you take those steps towards change,