One sure way to screw up this “Big Change” you want to make in your life is to make a great big announcement about it that sounds something like,
“This time I really mean it. There’s gonna be some serious change around here. From now on . . . .”
Blah and blah and blah and blah.
Cause that’s what your people are hearing right about now?
Cause we’ve said it all before. They’ve heard it all before.
Maybe even a few times.
Oh, maybe we started out on a roll. But, sooner or later – usually sooner – we kinda sorta completely forgot that whole thing about changing our lives and we fell off the reinvention wagon. And all the people we announced our great intentions to saw us gave up on ourselves.
And, even if they didn’t say anything out loud, you heard it in your head.
“I told you so.”
Instead of being upset with them, ask yourself this question: If we don’t believe in ourselves enough to follow through, why should they?
Let’s try something different this time. Let’s don’t say anything to anyone else about our big “this time it will be different” plans. (Well, anyone but the rest of us here at Life After Tampons, since we’re already in it to win it together.)
Let’s start with a quiet declaration. Let’s keep our energy to ourselves where we really need it.
Quiet steady CONSISTENT movement. That’s what works.
More next time.
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