Change What Doesn’t Work

by Michael Berry on November 27, 2014

imagesYou always have the right to change your decisions. Exercise this right whenever and as often as you need to.
Most likely, not every decision you make is going to be the best choice possible. You’re human, and humans make mistakes. Or you might miss an opportunity that isn’t obvious to you. Moreover, things change over time and what might seem like a great choice today may not be tomorrow (e.g. the choice to grab your skis might be great today when it is snowing, but not so good tomorrow when the snow has melted).
Be flexible. Feel free to change what doesn’t work or no longer applies.
People may try to hold you to your past decisions, and that may be fine. Certainly it is best for you to honor any agreements you’ve made in good faith as a result of your prior decisions.
If you realize that your life isn’t going the way you want, it is always okay to change your mind and your course of action, even if it is against the advice you’ve been given in the past. Even if it is against advice you’ve given others. Changing your mind to go after a goal is great; changing your mind out of fear is not. A key question to ask yourself is whether the change seems to make you “bigger” (by expanding your influence, outreach, or your performance based on your goals and dreams) or “smaller.” We usually want to go in the direction of “bigger.”
If it’s not working, change it up.
Personal development is our business and our life.
Michael Berry
In personal development we learn that “we all see and experience the world not as it is, but as we are”.


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