Sometime we make our choices based on circumstances that we may feel are a lost cause.
Then we start to think maybe I need to CHANGE something.
Why aren’t we more proactive to change when the red flags start slapping us in the face versus when it’s quite often too late?
Sometimes we just need to take a moment and breathe, evaluate, make a plan and charge ahead.
As I was reading this post from one of my favorite blogs, I was so encouraged:
“You Are Exactly Where You Need To Be” – “No one teaches you how to find and hold onto that delicate balance between your writing, spending time with your family and friends, making a career transition, or taking care of your self and health.
No one teaches you how to change your life and grow your self, while having to juggle all the other daily responsibilities.”
We are where we are suppose to be.
The main goal of this post is to share a situation about change, encouragement, and how it not only benefits others, but ourselves.
We start out at the beginning of each year encouraged, excited and within a few months we often lose that drive and not sure what happened, or we get discouraged because it’s not happening fast enough. Hopefully this will pick you up a bit.
How often do we decide to give up because we did not want to change?
Long long ago, in a land far far away…..I worked as a service representative in a major corporation. I was pretty outspoken, and pretty negative when it came to changes the company was making of course because we (non-management) were the work force “doing” the work and they did not ask us if the change made sense or not. I was young and rebellious.
My sales manager came to me “before” a meeting and asked that I support the change. That was his way of keeping the troops in check I guess. I suppose my negativity toward change influenced others and he was smart enough to recognize that.
For me, I felt I as standing up for those that were silent…”I” was gonna make a difference. I went along with his proposal and supported the change. I was then asked to help implement the change and help others in the office. Was I selling out? No, I was adjusting to change.
Wouldn’t you know I eventually became a manager, a part of change, and on the team driving the change to the people who reported to me while coaching those that did not agree!
I learned that change was coming regardless if I wanted it or not, and to support it when it was going to help the team.
Change is a terrible thing to waste. Why not embrace it and find the positive in it
I learned to resist creatively and pick my battles. A mentor of mine taught me to choose my battles and stop trying to fight all of them.
Change always comes
“You got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer
No matter what we do in life, change happens. It truly boils down to the choice we make to flow with it or resist it. Please understand, I am not saying all change is eezy breezy – but often it IS necessary.
If what is taking place is not getting me where I need to be, maybe it’s time to generate a change?
I CHOOSE to believe that change is for the better and that there is always a positive lesson. If we don’t look for the positive we will not find it.
Maybe the changes we need to experience will cause additional time and work...but we CAN do it. It’s about balancing our time, our resources and asking for help.
Pride can be damaging because we don’t like to admit we can’t handle it, or just the fact that what we are going through is too much. Breathe, find someone you trust, and ask for help.
- Are you working alone all the time and not sure if you are making the right business decisions? Find a mastermind group, or connect with others that are in those groups you belong to on Facebook or LinkedIn.
- Is there something you could or should try, but afraid to take a risk. Let’s be confident, have the faith to step out and try. We just may get what we asked for.
The past two weeks have presented situations where I was able to encourage a few people to take a leap of faith and try something different to help them seek new avenues of income.
We all have gifts that we may not understand how to tap into. Sometimes we just need a word of encouragement.
Encouraging others shifts our own energy. As you are sharing and uplifting…your energy creates something fresh and new for you.
I spoke to one my dearest friends this evening and my purpose was to help her step out of her shell and see other possibilities. It was deep in my spirit and I had to make the effort.
We left the conversation with excitement. Encouragement of change for her, and encouragement for me to finish this blog post that has been sitting in my drafts for a few months and something I just could not get completed.
What have you shared lately that encouraged someone else? How do you handle change…what’s a key lesson that will help others?