You Need A Revolution!
Growing Gradually, But Steadily
“But change must always be balanced with some degree of consistency.” (Ron D. Burton) Change can be a complicated activity, but often an essential undertaking. The constant evaluation of life should cause one to assess the effectiveness of their choices and decide what needs to continue and what needs to become different. The difficulty of life often makes changing feel uncomfortable and seemingly inconvenient. We usually stay in toxic relationships hoping they will get better or keep connections way past their expiration dates, thinking one more day will make a difference, only to emerge from these experiences weary, worn, and sad. These efforts are a part of our growth and development and should inform us how to make better choices. When fully engaged, the work we do to be better should cause us to grow both incrementally and continuously. How does this happen? You need a re-evolution!
Have you stopped growing? Are you stuck and stagnant in your living? Are you unhappily settled in your engagement with others and your usual activities? The question we need to answer is who or what needs to change? Uh, that would be you! I am sure you have heard it said that the only one you can change is you. Ask yourself today, what needs to be different so you can experience better? You need a revolution! I’m sure a personal revolution is just what the doctor ordered, or at least this empowerment coach advises. Revolution is a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system. For you to evolve into the best version of yourself, you will need to overthrow your current social structures and practices in favor of a new system that aligns with your purpose. It is time to start growing again in the direction of your destined future.
“Everyone needs to carry out his own personal revolution.” (George Papandreou) How will re-volution happen for you? First, you will need to do a personal inventory of your life to determine what is and isn’t working. Secondly, you will need to prioritize what and who is currently vital to the life you want to live and the goals you are trying to achieve. Thirdly, you will need to decide how who and what on your list of priorities experience you. Your contribution to others is less about time management and more about the management of your energy. This process is essential to your being powerful and productive. Lastly, you will need to start the process of elimination. Elimination is not a pretty exercise, but we are not trying to get to pretty, we are trying to get to purpose!
Next Level Living
“People who avoid the brick walls - all power to ya, but we all have to hit them sometimes in order to push through to the next level, to evolve.” (Jennifer Aniston) I will readily admit that I still get uneasy flying on airplanes. What motivates me to continue to fly is my desire to get to where I am going quickly, and my lack of patience for any other mode of transportation. I have to be willing to ascend to a higher space if I want to get to my desired destination. This desire for ascension may show up differently for each of us.
Additionally, learning to travel on our own allows us to realize that our modus operandi, our M.O., our particular way or method of doing something, also has to evolve. When I first began to travel, my mode of travel was a bicycle. It was what I could handle. When I got older and could handle faster and more involved transportation, I began to travel via trains, planes, and automobiles. All of these means of travel are effective, but depending on where I am going, they may not all be suitable.
Sky’s The Limit
Ground transportation can only take you so far, and often requires more time. However, traveling by airplane usually allows you to go further, faster. If you want to elevate your living, you will need to leave the ground. You can no longer be grounded in old patterns and behaviors. Also, you will have to limit your baggage by packing lighter, so you can ascend higher. The baggage from your past will no longer serve you where you are going. Like I said earlier, it’s time to prioritize! You may feel a little discomfort while adjusting to the increasing altitude, but once you rise above the turbulence, you will begin to enjoy the view as you journey toward your destiny. And yes, airplanes take off and land all the time. Planes may need to restock and refuel, but they never remain on the ground because they are designed for flight. Subsequently, to get to your ultimate destination, you must restock and refuel, but doing so with elevation in the forefront of your mind.
As you work on executing your goals in this new year, make sure you continue to make yourself a priority as you evolve and elevate your living. It does not yet appear what you shall be. (1 John 3:2) Don’t get distracted by the clouds in your life, because when God pulls back the curtains, and your purpose is revealed, we will all be the better for our exposure to you and it. The revolution may not be televised, but it will not go unnoticed!
Until next time... Be Empowered!