How do you challenge it, whatever your ‘it‘ is?
In last week’s blog, we addressed the power that comes with the freedom of choice. Given the ability to make a decision, we are empowered. I recognize that most of us aspire to make choices that will move us into a positive area, however sometimes we are limited in what we can change.

Let me tell you, if you challenge it, you can change it. At some point in our lives, we become reflective of situations and decisions past or present. It is in these times that we assess who we are, what we are doing and what we really desire. Sometimes we like the person in the mirror, and other times we want to throw a rock to shatter the image glaring back at us. It is a harsh reality that every now and then we don’t like ourselves. We don’t like the choices we’ve made. We don’t like where we are.

I often think of the lyrics Diana Ross sang in Mahogany, “Do you know where you’re going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you? Where are you going to? Do you know?” It is in these critical and thoughtful times that we have to challenge ourselves to change.

How do you challenge it – whatever your “it” is?

First, you identify what things are keeping you from becoming the best you possible. Be totally honest with yourself. Consider what you would like for “it” to look like. Leo Tolstoy said, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Remember you must take responsibility for the one in the mirror. You can’t change others, but you sure can change yourself! If you have difficulty being consistent in your life, then your desired look is for things to be stable. The real part of change is transformation – it is the active part of making something different. As a science major, I loved chemistry lab. With two different compounds we would mix chemicals and cause a reaction. In your life, you can take ideas, thoughts, desires, and mix them with your desire to change. A powerful reaction can and will occur!

Challenge it to change it and very soon you will find yourself positively nodding your head to Diana Ross, “Yes, I know.”

Mia Wright

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