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How to Change When Change is Hard

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Daily Good title caught my attention, but I needed to reread the article a couple times.
talks about dealing with change by switching our thinking from a ‘solution’ focus to ‘bright-spot evangelizing’; from approaching a problem with our rational mind to approaching it with gratitude, knowing that, “Even in failure there is success”.

Without a doubt, that advice is easier ‘said than done’, but yet it rings true.
Think how many times we've moved forward only to start emoticon
But it wasn't the same emoticon

We weren't reliving Ground Hog Day – we were succeeding in our failures. We were learning something new about ourselves; our triggers, our strengths, our weaknesses – something that made the next step in the journey different.

As Day 8 - BREATH OF LIFE from HeartFire Gateways notes, we were discovering,
• “What excuse has been keeping you from stepping beyond the boundaries of day-to-day habits…?”
• We were then taking the next step, we, “Acknowledge(d) it and release(d) it.”
• And finally we were giving thanks for our small successes and incorporating them into the journey.

“When you listen, it's amazing what you can learn. When you act on what you've learned, it's amazing what you can change.” - Audrey McLaughlin

Here’s to listening, learning and acting on our way to becoming "AWAKE! ALIVE! AWARE! and Appreciative of ALL that IS".


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BISCO_ 9/30/2012 1:51AM


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DOKEYOKEY 9/13/2012 10:50AM

    Love that -- We've all been at Day 1, again -- and truly it is not the same. Thanks for sharing!

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BELLAMEMAW 9/13/2012 6:22AM

    Wonderful and though provoking; thank you so much emoticon Pat

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LINDA! 9/12/2012 5:39PM

    Very good blog.

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CRYSTALJEM 9/12/2012 12:33PM

    Really well put. Great article too. I loved a Michael Jordan quote I read today which seems to fit right in:

I've failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

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AZIMAT 9/12/2012 11:45AM

    Very thoughtful.Thanks.

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_LINDA 9/11/2012 11:54PM

    I saw this on Crystalgem's blog, was a really good eye-opener. I know I look at the negatives too often. Just a simple, brilliant concept, look at the exception, what is going right, then copy it. Love the Audrey quote so logical!
Here is to paying attention to all that surrounds us and keeps us from taking the right steps. Observing then acting..
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WATERMELLEN 9/11/2012 7:51PM

    I really liked this article. Cloning what works: what a brilliant insight, applicable in many different areas of my life!

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/11/2012 6:53PM

    So right... it is a progressive journey! Thanks for this.

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SOPHIEDO13 9/11/2012 11:23AM

    Definitely a good idea to approach every day with gratitude, and appreciate things
I think I will get to my strength training, that will be a start....Thanks for the motivation.

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