Sometimes our lives get caught in a cycle or on a ride that just seems to be going around in circles. Each year we hope that the ride will be different, but often it is more of the same. Being stuck on the ride is unrewarding and ultimately means that, by the time we try another ride, we may be too old to really enjoy it. If you are feeling this way, maybe it’s time to get off the ride that you are stuck on. This will not be easy as you may need to CHANGE some things like:
In order to bring significant changes to your life, chances are that you will need to change your way of thinking. This is not easy to do as our ways of thinking have developed over time and are often very set. The good news is that we can learn new ways of thinking and change the paradigms that we have been operating with for so long.
To get off the ride you will actually need to get off the ride! Decisions will need to be made and actions will need to be taken. Risks will need to be taken. There is no easy way to significant change. To be different we must learn to act differently and establish new habits and ways of interacting with others.
Sometimes the change that we need is a new place to live or work. A new workplace, city or country will bring both challenges and new opportunities. It is important to seek an environment where you will thrive.
Sometimes the people that we spend our time with are not helping us to grow. Although it is comfortable to be around people who are comfortable being around, there are times when we need to spend some time with people who will challenge us and help us to learn and change.
There can also be people in our lives who are having a detrimental effect on our well-being. The priority should be patience, love and forgiveness, but when certain limits are reached it may be time to change the characters in your life drama.
When we look at the changes that will need to be made to get off the ride, it is no wonder that many choose to stay on it.
What is holding you back?
Who is holding you back?
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbour. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain