Sometimes change is forced upon us: we’re let go from our job or are passed over for a promotion, or a loved one leaves us either through death, divorce, or because they grew up, to name a few. It’s changes like these that can leave us bewildered and questioning the value of our efforts and contributions, and even leave us doubting our worth as a human being.
I’ve been in a few changes like these myself so I know how disorienting and hard they can be. It occurred to me, though, that instead of thinking of these events as The End, it might be more helpful to think of them as The Beginning. Now, I’m glad I shifted my thinking; I have opportunities to live a deeper, richer life.
I encourage you to turn your attention away from the trail behind you and, instead, focus on the path ahead. Think of this time as a chance to press the reset button—a chance to have a free do-over of sorts (a “do differently”, actually). You’ll find that there are new doors opening, offering you opportunities you never would have had if the change had not come. So, dust off your curiosity and your sense of adventure and start down this new route. You’ll be glad you did!
For your homework today, ask yourself if there are any endings in your life—current or in the past—that are sticking points for you. Turn your focus forward by asking yourself—and answering!!—what’s good about this? What opportunities do I have that may never have happened had I continued along as before? What skills, knowledge, and wonderful experiences do I have now? Then celebrate and be thankful for the change that happened. And take the next step in your journey!
You can do this! I believe in you! Go you!
Post in the comments below about how your life is better now because of the change you experienced.
I’m so proud of you!