Learn to Change

teacherI honestly never wanted to think I liked routine, but I do in some respect, in some ways. But I am also very open to change. I NEED change!  I have lived a life of constant change. As a military child I moved every few years it seemed. I’ve travel to many parts of the world, and even moved across country several times. I have fond memories of sitting in the back of a station wagon with the pop up seat that when seated, you faced the car behind you as we drove across country to another school and new friends. So to me change is easy.

I had a job a few years ago where I had to train the State employees on new financial software that the state had purchased. I knew that it would be a hard transition for some of the people and easier for others. One thing I do know for sure is it is really difficult for someone who has done the same thing in the same way for 20 years to all of the sudden to it differently – even though it would be better in the long run. I faced some of these people with a smile and told them in the beginning to “have an open mind” first. I was setting the stage for them to be open to this change and not just coming in and “force” it.

I also was able to relate to them – on their level. My job prior to this one was as a state employee too. I knew how routine was key to everyone or 95% of them in that state environment. It was how things operated. No one wanted change. They didn’t see it as a positive -unlike me. I always see change as an opportunity! Since I could talk on their level as a former state employee they were more receptive and open. To my surprise I had lots of people wanting to take my class. I loved loved loved doing this. Teaching people something new and seeing them get excited about learning a new way – absolutely priceless!!

When something new is presented to you. I ask that you be open. Let the opportunity present itself, listen to it, and think about it  – making sure you leave the door open not closed. It could be an improvement in your life!  I know what my mom would say when she wanted me to try a new food I hadn’t tried before. “YOU NEVER KNOW UNLESS YOU TRY IT!” It’s true!

Change is an opportunity for growth! Remember that. 🙂


What’s on your mind?

Think about this for a moment…….For the majority of the time – are you thinking negative thoughts or positive thoughts? (the key here is to be honest with yourself)  If our thoughts are continually cycling negative things over and over again, then we will attract negative. If you think about positive things, or happy thoughts, then you will attract positive. This is basically LIKE attracts LIKE rule.

You’ve heard the saying “Birds of a feather flock together” right? Do you have people in your life that are “like” you? You need to have positive people in your life. They will be the ones to encourage you, support you when you’re on top and when you’re in the valley, and be a positive influence for making you the best you can be.

Now – you know there are negative nellies in this world. We all have known someone who likes drama or always has something stirring in their lives. They actually thrive on it! They want to attract people who will be just like them. Complaining about things in their lives instead of seeing anything positive!! Those are the ones to stay away from. They will bring you down to their level in a matter of time. Don’t!!! Life is short to be down where you don’t want to be. Make that change.

Believe it or not, i was actually in a relationship with a NN (negative nellie). I’m so not like that either. I’m the POSITIVE one. I’m confident and outgoing. I wake up every morning in a positive happy mood. To be with someone like that it literally drained my energy every day. It wasn’t good at all. I felt myself changing just to make it alright for the other person. And no matter how I tried, I couldn’t get that person to see anything positive. I made the change to make it better.

So let me ask you – What’s on your mind? What do you want to attract? Positive or Negative? I know it would be hard to really face the fact if you are the NN. But I know you can change if you really want to. If something has caused you to be negative, then ask yourself what it is that has made you this way. Trust me when you ask yourself a question, your mind immediately searches your database to give you an answer. Find the reason, forgive someone if you need to – it will free you – literally! Again – life is too short. Move on and be the positive person for others in your life. You will attract what you put out there.

Love & Passion