If you had to pick just two words, two little words, that would empower you to change your life, what would they be? Mine would be“I can”. You’ve probably heard various personal development experts, life coaches, or self-appointed […]
Broadly speaking, there are two outlooks on change. Reactionaries see change as a bad thing, something to be treated with caution. Revolutionaries celebrate and embrace change. Take, for instance, attitudes towards the rapid changes in society due to
I do some childminding for a lovely family, and this week, the younger girl brought home a “Congratulations” certificate from school. This got me thinking about celebrating success and achievements as an adult. When was the last time
Life can be tough at times. Amidst the challenges and unpredictabilities that we face daily, finding effective ways to be more positive can serve as a vital tool in our mental and emotional toolkit. Embracing positivity doesn’t merely
When we think about change, we’re often tempted to shoot for huge goals – like “get fit”, “find a better job” or even “have a better life”. These goals set you up for failure. They’re not specific –
Two terms that frequently surface in the realm of personal development are ‘change’ and ‘growth’. While it’s tempting to use change and growth interchangeably, they are, in fact, distinct concepts. Understanding change vs growth can help you make
It’s well over four years since I first wrote a post for The Change Blog … and during that time, my own life has changed dramatically. Today is also a goodbye (and you’ll understand why when you get to the end of this post).
Today is also a goodbye (and you’ll understand why when you get to the end of this post). Thanks for being part of my journey – and I hope that you’ll find something in my experiences that gives you new inspiration or motivation with your own life. Here are the past four and a half years in my life … and what I learned from them
Have you ever been excited about making a change in your life … only to feel completely deflated by someone’s reaction?
Or have you ever faced a difficult change … and had it made worse by someone else’s reaction?
The people around us – friends, family, colleagues – aren’t always as supportive as we might wish, especially in times of change. They might offer lots of advice – you know they mean well, but it drives you crazy. They might be very negative about the change, telling you it’ll never work out – and that’s often the last thing you need.
Does it ever feel like you’re being swept along by life, powerless to implement any positive changes?
We often use phrases like “oh, that’s just life” or “life isn’t fair” – and while these can sometimes help us accept daily ups and downs, they also give the impression that life isn’t really under our control.
The truth is that you probably have more control (and at least more influence) than you think.