I spent my weekend processing change.
What changes do I need to make?
What do I wish I could change?
What would change look like?
And then there is the change that you cannot help...the things that change in spite of all your best efforts.
I read this:
"Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress." Bruce Barton
I think the conclusion I came to, is that my life is indeed changing. My business is changing, as it should. My kids are growing up and changing, as they should. And I need to embrace this change with open arms, or become stifled by it. I need to stop worrying about the things I CANNOT change, and do what I can to make positive changes to move forward.
And then I read this:
"Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. " Arnold Bennett
Isn't that so true. As we forge ahead, as we make changes we have to let go of some things. Even if those "things" bring us comfort, sometimes we just need to let go.
I know in many ways I have not said much here...just exploring an idea really.
- Two things I know. God has GREAT plans for my family...I know this...I am confident of this. What I must do is allow myself to change and be molded to what His plan looks like, which isn't necessarily the blueprint I had laid out for myself.
- My growing / changing business may not look like I thought it would in my head. I had an idea of where it would grow...and what it would be like. I am also beginning to realize that the vision I had was often one of comparison...not one of reality. And the way that is growing is awesome...for ME. So therefore I need to CHANGE my way of thinking, and processing.
Change is hard. It is like growing pains....you know it's necessary but DANG, sometimes they hurt!
So how are you changing? What are you willing to accept as change? Will you accept it, or will you fight it with all you have. Just know...it will happen anyway!
What am I going to do? Embrace it...and go make a Vision Board! :)