Want something different? Do something different!
Please discuss. How does this play out in life?
I’ll start us out. The folly of expecting different results when repeating the same actions is being painfully demonstrated for us on the political stage. The same gridlock which has hampered effective government while ramping up power struggles threatens to be the best some of our elected officials have to offer. Regardless of our political leanings, most of us had hoped for something better, a commitment to find common ground for the good of the nations and all its people.
The current state of politics is a cautionary tale we can use for our personal benefits. Wherever we are personally stymied, stuck in a rut, or unable to move forward, we won’t see different results unless we do something new. Examining the beliefs underlying our previous strategies, being aware of repetitive thought patterns, identifying alternative actions—these are all useful ways to shake up our past routines.
Today’s message asks me to commit to change, to alter my life by embracing the new. Unless I am content to cheerfully accept what is as being good enough, I will need to put effort into modifying my beliefs, thoughts, and deeds. When I’m willing to tweak myself, my life can change too.
How about you? How are you willing to shift yourself to enable change?