AIM… Until the pain of change is greater than the pain of staying the same, people will choose to do what they know. Sigh. I know. I have realized that I am no longer a spring chicken. I’m starting to feel my season in life: emotionally, physically and financially. I guess that means I need to make some changes in order to feel differently.
Change is hard, though. I don’t know about you, but I like it when I feel comfortable with my life, my routine, and my environment. I don’t like it when my schedule gets shaken and stirred. However, I do know, that when my life starts turning upside down, it’s time to embrace the new change that’s about to happen. Yes, this mid-life mama has got to take time to care for herself and tackle some of these necessary changes head on. What are you facing in your life that is pushing you to embrace a new change?
As we step out of our comfort zones to grab ahold of our new changes, remember it’s often helpful to enlist a friend who wants to change too. Sure, it’s easy to tell yourself you are going to make the necessary changes to move ahead, but the accountability of another partner might be just the key to push you into making the next step forward and maintaining your commitment. So how ‘bout it? Let’s stop procrastinating and start today making a baby step in the right direction for the positive changes we need in our lives.
FIRE! Ask a trusted friend to help you start, and maintain, momentum toward achieving a new goal in your life. Give her permission to ask you regularly about your progress. Whether it’s making a career change, adjusting your budget, starting an exercise program or simply taking time each day just for yourself, you are worth every step that places you that much closer to victory.