“If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies…” Unknown
Change is difficult, and procrastination is easy—at least for the moment. But there is no reward or happy future in procrastination.
The most difficult part of creating a lasting change is deciding to make that change a reality—which is deciding to take action. These are a few of our daily “I should’s”
I should stop spending money.
I should work fewer hours.
I should eat healthier food.
I should make time for stillness and meditation.
I should exercise more.
I should, I should, I should.
So what are we waiting for? Sadly I have a few friends who have been diagnosed with terminal cancer and unfortunately for them, “I should” has now become “I must.”
Are we waiting for “I must?” A decision is not a real decision until we believe it is a must; it is not a real decision until you feel it on every level of your being. Once our “shoulds” have turned into “musts”, only then do we create action towards change.
If we want to change our habits, we need to figure out what triggers the behavior we want to stop. This could be a wound from the past, a feeling of emptiness, or a need within. Instead of acting out of habit, we have to choose a new behavior that will eventually become a habit. This change takes discipline, willpower and commitment each day.
Don’t let your “shoulds” keep you from moving into the fullness and abundance of life.