At the end of the year millions of people will be thinking about changes they’d like to make in their life. As the clock turns to midnight on New Year’s Eve, resolutions are made to lose weight, get more exercise, quit smoking or drinking, get a new job, save more money, spend more time with family, stop procrastinating, and the list goes on.
People specializing in personal development advise that a critical first step in change is to make a firm decision to do so. Wishing and hoping rarely has enough power to affect change.
While I ponder the changes I’d like to see in my own life, I deliberately take time to consider the role I’ve played in manifesting the very thing I’d like to change. After all, if we don’t know how we got to where we are, how will we know what to change?