The world is moving at
Change is happening so fast now that it’s almost impossible to document – everywhere and in every walk of life. Life seems to be going at warp speed, as the world gets smaller because of advanced forms of communication and the ability to process information. Competition is now stronger than ever in our global economy.
Instead of letting change overwhelm us, we must become adaptive and, in fact become what I call early adapters. To make the most of change, we must make our own luck by learning new skills and attitudes. Instead of seeing change as something to resist or fear, we have the power within us to see change as a new and wonderful opportunity to tap into our potential.
Old habits, solutions, and experiences may not always work in today’s fast-paced world. We must make new choices. Our goal is to become conscious of how we are using our mental, physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual life energies in dealing with change. Our thoughts, intentions, and actions create our future. It is said that destiny is the consequence of your daily decisions. It is the decisions you make in your life, not the circumstances, that will make the crucial difference in how you handle the change that is taking place daily.
The time is now
So dealing with change takes determination, persistence, and courage. Our challenge is to enlarge the repertoire of resources we have in order to deal with it and prosper from that change. We want to remove our past limitations and create strategies to increase the quality of our lives. It’s important that we become conscious of how our actions create effects and how those effects create our future.
It is very empowering when you finally realize that by choosing your response to any circumstance, you are powerfully affecting your future. By taking responsibility for your own life, you immediately alter the circumstance and its outcome. The true test of an individual’s character is what you do when the events around you are not supportive.
Sometimes we have to gracefully accept that there are things we cannot change and learn to live with them, even when we don’t like it. In making this powerful choice, we do not allow the problems to control us.
The Alcoholics Anonymous program sums it up well with the Serenity Prayer:
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”
I like this quote because it reminds me that the outside world might not change BUT I CAN CHANGE WITHIN MYSELF. That is where my power lies…and yours too! It’s time to tap into your inner power. Next week I will share more about dealing with change.