When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~Victor Frankl

This inspiring man figured this out whilst enduring a gruelling environment and conditions.                                                                            

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Whilst most of us will never have to live through such extreme adversity it is often when our backs are against the wall, so to speak that we realise we must change to survive.

There is an alternative and I have been looking at this closely recently, in fact for 10 days I observed myself as to how I dealt with change. Did I embrace it or resist it? To be honest a little of both, some changes, no problem and others I dug my heels in and resisted until I caught myself and made a choice.

During this exercise I had so many light bulb moments about change that I was motivated to write this piece and share it with you. Most of these were to do with thought patterns around my childhood. I had a difficult childhood and I held the limiting belief that I was broken in some way and that I needed to “ let go” of my wounds which I struggled with. It was when I was able to change my perception and be open to  hearing another point of view that this really shifted for me. The new perception that I chose to take on board is the picture of us being like a tree and maybe some of our branches have been damaged or  broken, we are still a full grown tree, I love this analogy and am grateful that I was open to change my perspective as the results have been so empowering.

If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies. ~Author Unknown

How do you feel about change

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