Crossroad Women and Family Services, Inc.
Post Office Box 2421, Kingston, NY 12402
|Posted on January 22, 2011 at 6:35 PM||comments ()|
Well, it's a new year. But some of the things that we dealt with in 2010 are still the same. Sure, we read ads that says, "New year, New you" sounds good, doesn't it? Truth of the matter is, we are still the same people that we were last year. Hopefully, our outlook has changed. We've learned some lessons. We've grown wiser. We've experienced healing in some areas. And we are better today than we were yesterday.
Is that possible? Can we really get better? Absolutely we can. We're all a work in process. Many of us don't like the process. But there is nothing that we can do about process but go through it.
Personally, I did not wait until 2011 to decide the things I wanted to change. There were times in 2010 when frustration set in which made me think, "What do I need to do to change this?".
When I refused to blame anyone or anything for where I was the answers to this question came.
In other words, I knew what changes I needed to make way before 2011. How do you know what needs to be changed? Look at the areas where you are most dissatisfied. This could be in your relationships, finances, family, faith, career or health.
For instance, I started my journalism career in 2001. However, September 2010 I realized that there was a shifting taking place in my life that involved a new career. I did not fight the idea of a career change.
I was ready for change. Because I was willing to make the transition I am walking towards a new path.
Anytime there is a shifting taking place in your life, that means change is on the horizon. Though change is a process that requires patience, perseverance and an ability to stand the wait can be challenging. No, the wait can be down right hard. But once you come to realize that there is a time and season for everything, it won't be as hard. If you are in transition, don't fight it. And don't abort the process.
This is what produces not only a new you, but a more focused and purpose driven you.