A bit unusual…but a very powerful reminder

“There is no passion found in playing small or settling for a life that is less than the one you’re capable of living.”
— Nelson Mandela

A quick story

It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon. I’m sitting on my back porch soaking up the warm day, reading and enjoying some good quiet time.  

I take a quick break from my book, grab my cell phone, and start scanning my email. There’s a new message from one of my friends. The subject line catches my attention–“A bit unusual.”

You know those times when you get the perfect message at the perfect time? I can feel this is definitely going to be one of those times. 

Hey Sibyl,

I came across this video a week ago and since that time so much settled in for me. I just watched it again and thought I should forward it to you. Some of it is personal and applies to my life right now…nothing you don’t know. But, most of it is about these times we’re in right now. I think you’ll also find it helpful. Let me know. 

Needless to say, the video was filled with insights, wisdom and pointers in the right direction.

But, here’s the really interesting part and why I’m telling you all of this.

One of the big messages in the video was a message that applies to so many of us right now. It gives a lot of clarity about how to manage through these times we’re in.

Okay, so what's the message?

It’s actually pretty simple. Just 3 words. Choose the change!

As you know, it’s been a time of significant change. There’s so much shifting and changing in the world and for many of us personally. There are also a lot of unknowns and aspects we can’t control. 

But, one thing you can control and decide today is how you’re aligning with these times.

We can “Choose the change” and grow in the best ways–tending to our inner growth and aligning our daily actions with our goals, dreams or whatever we want to focus in on and accomplish this year. 

You choose to align yourself with this “season of change” and know that by doing so you’ll come out the other side grounded, stronger, and successful.

Why?

Because in one way or another, each of us is being invited to step forward into “Something More.” Whether or not you accept the invitation is a choice you get to make. 

And, why not take advantage of this moment in time and this opportunity?

You’ve already come so far and grown in many important ways. In fact, think back to where you were a couple of years ago. Think about everything you’ve gone through, the ways you’ve grown, and all you’ve accomplished. It’s been no small feat! 

Now you’re here with a year filled with possibilities. Although there’s no overlooking the fact that these times are filled with uncertainty and there are still challenges many of us continue to manage through. These are also times of change that are ripe for accelerated growth and progress. We can handle both.

You successfully manage through the challenges of today while you set yourself up for a better tomorrow. It’s like that great quote by Ralph Marston reminds us…“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” 

You get to imagine the next chapter of your life and start building it. Choose the Change!

The Practice of the Day

(If you’re new to the Possibility of Today, each month we focus in on a new practice of the month. The 3 steps below will help you integrate this month’s practice into your day so you can stay on track, feel grounded, and have a very successful month.)

1. Commit to Choose the Change! Say this phrase every morning. Keep it top of mind. Let these words inspire you and keep you motivated to take advantage of the possibilities that feel most right for you. 

3. Dream and Imagine the next chapter of your life. What does the next chapter of your life look like? What feels right? What are you meant to do? Or, is there something you’ve been putting off, but you know it’s time to finally handle it? Is there anything you’ve been resisting or procrastinating to do? Take some quiet time and find your answers.

2. Align your daily actions. Create a list of all the steps forward you can take this month. What specific things can you do to make progress? You’ll also want to include inner growth steps on your list. As an example, are there any limiting beliefs you need to get rid of? bad habits you need to break? What are your inner growth areas? Continual inner growth is directly related to your outer success. Focus on taking both inner growth steps and other practical steps forward every day this month.

Sibyl

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