Monday, October 22, 2012

The Courage to Change

It takes courage to change. Somewhere deep inside that little voice may be giving us millions of reasons and justifications for doing nothing. And sometimes that voice is right. Other times we feel change brewing. We might resist change, we might ignore it, then we get pushed to change. An event, a person, a conversation...we feel compelled to take action. Many times during my life I have found myself standing on that precipice between where I am currently and where I want to be, mustering up the courage and the trust that when I jump, I'll be caught or land softly. And oh, what a view along the way!

Carlee inspired me to write this blogpost
 
You see, not changing is actually the hardest path because we must face the consequences of our inaction and live with the frustration of that. And so the journey down that new path must be undertaken with small steps and slowly. As difficult as making that small step might be, we are learning beings, constantly in motion and growing. Making a change might feel like we are walking through water, heavy and challenging; other times, effortless, like being moved through air. Our emotions can play here: how we feel might make that step seem difficult or effortless. But we always have the choice to take that step. We always have the opportunity to find our courage to change.

What is the one area of your life where taking a small step would make the biggest impact? How do you get up YOUR courage to change?

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