Change: It Gets Worse Before It Gets Better

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Copyright 2014 LMC Images



I’ve been thinking a lot about change and how challenging it can be–physically and psychologically uncomfortable, too (click here to be taken to Monday’s post on how hard change can be and click here to be taken to yesterday’s post on how painful it can be)

I saw this post by Kate Northrup about how, when you’ve committed to making a change in your life–even the small stuff of cleaning out the junk drawer in your kitchen–the project seems to morph into this total mess that seems hopeless to clean up, much less that it would turn into something that can take you closer to your dreams.

Click here to be taken to Kate Northrup’s post Don’t worry. It gets worse before it gets better.

She’s right that you have to muddle on because quitting surely won’t get you anywhere but stuck–back at square one, to boot. If you muddle through you at least have a chance of putting something together out of the muck and mire and that might just help you take the next bit of a step.

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Copyright 2014 LMC Images

And you never know what’s around the corner!

What do you think about Kate’s post? Let me know in the comments below!


And, if you have a friend or loved one who you think might benefit from reading this post, please feel free to pass it along! Thanks!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


6 thoughts on “Change: It Gets Worse Before It Gets Better”

  1. Thanks for sharing Kate Northrop’s post! I found it very inspirational – as you’ve been pointing out all week, change is hard and uncomfortable. And when it seems like things are going to hell, it’s really tempting to decide that change you’re trying to make just isn’t going to work. But if you stick with it, it’s bound to get better. Thank you for pointing that out! I’ll remind myself of this as I make changes in my own life.


    1. Thank you for your comment, Vanessa.

      It’s so true that we have to find a way to muddle through, especially when it’s difficult. When we feel like quitting, that’s the signal that we should hang in there instead and challenge ourselves to take steps–even if they’re tiny, itsy-bitsy ones.

      Good luck in making the changes in your life. I know you can do it! And, let me know how I can be of further help to you!

      Your Friend and Pep Pal,


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