Making change happen

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It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.  Scott Belsky

Where are you heading: professionally, personally, spiritually?  Are you chasing your tail? Running in circles? Stuck in a rut, not getting anywhere fast?

Stop! Take a breath and consider the following five behaviours that might help move you forward.

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Stay committed to your ideas but stay flexible in your approach.
Tony Robbins

Are you nimble and agile; prepared to veer off course, move in different directions and in different ways? Life is like an obstacle course. At times we can mosey along the straight path on other occasions  we’ll be required to climb or pull ourselves over the high walls. Sometimes we will have to scramble under low hanging obstacles and get messy and dirty.  Of course, it’s not all hard work, all the time, there will be great stretches ahead that allow you to skip, walk or run free. Practice being nimble and agile in your thinking and your approach to life, to reaching your goals and to discovering and fulfilling your purpose.

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Creativity takes courage.  Henri Matisse

Are you thinking creatively?  If we always do things the same way, how can we expect different outcomes? Being open to approaching life in creative ways can get us out of the mire, our stuckness and sameness.  Doing things differently opens doors for us and gives us a change of perspective. It brings us into contact with new thoughts, new people, new situations.  So, consider a different approach, choose a different attitude, behave differently. Try something new.

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Some people want  it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.  Michael Jordan

Do the heavy lifting.  Hoping someone will knock on the door and offer you your dream, hand you your perfect life, job, relationship, sadly isn’t going to happen. It’s up to you to do the heavy lifting to get to where you want to be. Sometimes it’s only a short burst of heavy duty work and at others there will be some serious, consistent strength training required to shape your world.  Are you prepared to sweat for your dream?

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You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.  Christopher Columbus

To make real and long term change we must take risks. How can we hope to move, grow, change if we stay safely in our comfort zone? Responsible risk taking, along with agility, creativity and heavy lifting and even independent of these preciously discussed behaviours can move us forward leaps and bounds. Be courageous. Step outside your comfort zone for what you want you’ll be surprised where it will take you.

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We rise by lifting others. Robert Ingersoll

Help others. We are not alone. We may all be on different paths but we are all heading somewhere. Help others along the way. Give someone a leg up where needed. Lend a helping hand when and where you can so someone else can move forward on their journey. Be generous with your time, your skills and talents. When we help others, we help ourselves in unknown ways.

Do your current modes of behaviour, your current attitudes and approaches best support your desired outcome? Be it a career change, personal development, spiritual fulfilment, if you are not seeing results consider what you might start doing, stop doing and keep doing to propel you forward.

Are you nimble and agile, creative, doing the heavy lifting, taking responsible risks, helping others?

Food for thought (and action!)

Shannyn

 

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7 thoughts on “Making change happen

  1. Such a positive post . Creativity, step out of our comfort zone and help others on the way . ..wonderful . I have to be creative in some way or another every day ofherwize I’m climibing the walls and feel resentful of what I call ‘life ‘ meaning chores . I always feel good if I help someone , in fact I can be a little selfish because I am sure I get more out of it than they do …plus as a friend once told me if you help others it come bouncing back . You may not notice it when it happens but a day or two after you get that lightbulb experience. To step out of my comfort zone terrifies me . Like next Friday I am determined to read a piece of my poetry at an open mike gig …. To have the spotlight on me makes me want to run …let you know if I do it Shannyn.
    Cherryx

    • Cherry, the open mic reading of your poetry does send a flutter through me. It’s never easy to share yourself publicly but gosh how exhilarating also. You get to share your creative soul with others, your words will move them, encourage them and inspire them. You will soar with the power that one small act of stepping outside your comfort zone, into the magic, will bring you. Do it! You know you can! You’ll feel different as a result. I’m cheering for you.

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