Do you wonder if change is happening?
You might be battling discouragement today.
Maybe when the new school year began you started (or tried to start) to make changes in your routine: getting up earlier, eating right, being on time places, not losing your temper, writing that thank you card, memorizing scripture, or even just reading the Bible; any one of these changes might be on your to do list.
You started your plan and it was going great!
But life happened today and the to do list didn’t get done. Or maybe it’s the third day in a row that “life happened” and the to do list is buried under the mail.
The question is: do you give up? Just quit because change is too hard and you don’t see it happening?
Or do you make a different choice? The choice to persevere?
Three years ago to honor my dad’s memory I wanted to make our backyard into a relaxing retreat area by installing a water feature. Here’s what it looked like brand new:
The plants were little and it looked rather stark. It wasn’t lush and verdant like I had imagined, partly because the cost to plant mature plants was way out of the question and partly because I am committed to the process of growth and I wanted to watch the yard change over time.
Little by little, when I wasn’t paying attention, change happened. Now, this summer the fountain area looks like this:
My point is, don’t give up! Little by little, when you push back against the tide of demands and make another choice to continue on your new routine, starting again, you will see change when you least expect to!
Sometimes when we’re the most discouraged, we do want to throw in the trowel, in gardener speak, and just quit.
I have one word for you: DON”T!
Keep going! Start again! Get support from friends or, contact a Coach! Click over here to learn more about working with a Life Coach.
Change can happen. Change takes time. Give yourself grace and get support.