Change is unavoidable. Things happen in our lives that are outside of our control. Nothing stays the same. Change can also feel very uncomfortable and threatening however, if we allow it, change can help us grow. When we confront life challenges we can tap into strengths and resources we weren’t aware of therefore we become stronger than before the challenge.
Sometimes our life sucks and we want change and we wished it show up like yesterday! I’m sorry to say, it doesn’t work that way. Change is a process. The one constant in life is change. Life and us are away evolving. We are not the same person we were a day, week, month or even a year ago. We are changed by new information and experiences however, those changes can be subtle.
We are constantly evolving and that can make it difficulty for us to see the change is actually happening. During a time where I was committed to working out and living a healthier live style, I worked out 4-5 days weekly and changed my eating habits. I created a plan and focused on it. Before I realized, I had lost 50 Ibs and my pants for falling off. Although I was clueless, my co-workers were not and chastised for wearing pants that no longer fit.
When I looked in the mirror, I didn’t notice those subtle changes however, my body was being changed by my experiences in the gym and the new information I applied about eating healthier. This was not an overnight progress, this transformation took place over a course of 6 months.
“A watch pot never Boils.”
There is a process to change. First I had to get my head right, commit to the new change and work my plan. Once you commit to a new goal or habit, create a plan and let that plan be your FOCUS not the transformation or the end result. You will feel better that way. When you focus on the transformation or the end result it will feel as if change is moving at the pace of a snail.