Change is in the air. Winter is just around the corner. Can you believe we are getting our first snowfall on Monday? Too soon for me! The wind wears many faces; a gentle breeze, a cooling presence on a hot, humid day, the brisk winds of fall and the more ferocious winter winds. The wind made itself known today as I walked in nature. The trees were swaying as the wind lifted the leaves from their branches scattering them across the ground below. The wind can be a gentle, almost subtle presence and it can also be much more powerful and forceful making itself felt and heard. Change, too, can be subtle or it can be more dramatic and life changing. In reflecting upon some of the changes I want to make in my life, I am struck by the range of emotions that come up for me. Thinking about some changes fills me with a sense of excitement and anticipation while the thought of other changes brings up fear, self-doubt and reluctance to step outside my comfort zone. Here are a few of the changes I am considering. Designing at least 3 new retreats for 2015, developing a series of monthly workshops, doing my first tele-class, creating a variety of coaching packages for my ideal clients who are on their way to finding me and some changes to my website. I am also seriously considering attending a writing retreat next summer. Change is good is one of my favorite sayings. Here are two quotes that remind me of this.
“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese proverb
“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”
What about you? What changes do you need to make in your life? Where are you too comfortable? What will free you up? What do you need to say no to in order to say yes to something else? What are you tolerating in your life?
I invite you to schedule a complimentary coaching session today. Explore what might be possible if you make some changes in your life.
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I love the quotes. My word for this year has been ‘momentum’ and it seemed like it was like stopping and going than smooth sailing, but when I think back – I’ve made made lots of progress. It doesn’t matter if it seems too slow at the time, it all adds up. What I need to change is take more time to rest.