So often we spend time comparing ourselves to others or focusing on our mistakes or our shortcomings instead of focusing on what’s right and the progress we have made. Many of us set BIG goals for ourselves and that’s as it should be because we are all capable of accomplishing great things. But it can be discouraging if all we do is look forward toward our goal noticing how much work lies ahead instead of occasionally looking behind us at how far we’re come and what has been accomplished along the way.
“When I let go of who I am, I become who I might be.”–Lao Tzu
The first step in the change process is to let go of the familiar and comfortable. While you are holding onto who you are and have been for as long as you can remember, it’s impossible to move forward to who you really want to be. Reinventing yourself means challenging the beliefs you believe about yourself and your limitations. They were probably installed by well-meaning people but when you examine them under the microscope, you can see they no longer serve you.
“In our minds, we must see that it’s not happiness that makes us grateful, but rather gratefulness that makes us happy.” —Albert Clark This quote speaks to the second Key […]