Posted in In the Know, Personal Conviction

Making Changes

Most of us only make changes out of necessity.  We are great at talking about making changes, especially at the beginning of the year.  Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of momentum to implement the change and keeping things status quo are just a lot easier.  This is all true unless you’re facing a life-altering diagnosis and then everything changes.

When walking this earth with this type of challenge we begin to ask ourselves questions we never knew were inside us.  I’m not only talking about the questions like “what is the meaning of life?” but more questions about our own character an what we’re really made of based on our actions.  This is the time to begin looking at how to take this challenge and create opportunities for change that extend beyond your illness.

It’s about extending your life beyond words.  This is the time to take the words and listen deep within to see if what you’ve been talking about for years really resonates within or was only hot air.  If the words have substance then the next step is to figure out how to bring them to life.  How will you give your words the voice in the world it deserves.

When looking to bring our words to life it’s crucial that we believe it’s possible.  We need to know that when we make changes we will see results.  We need to know that even in the short term the outcome brings us closer to believing we have an internal engine that can achieve great things.  It’s not about running from something, but running toward something, you need to decide what that something is and how it will move your personal mission forward.

What would you like to be more personally invested in?  What small increments of change can you begin today?  It all starts with something small.  We need to get the pebble rolling down the hill so it gains momentum before big changes follow.


I've lived my life in service to others. I'm focused on mental health and how it impacts our relationships, culture, and society. Through creative expression and narrative I believe we can impact change.

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