Ripples #976: The Cost of Change.

Ripples #976: The Cost of Change.
Feb 5, 2018


Your new life is going to cost you your old one. You can’t be who you’re going to be and who you used to be at the same time!
-Inky Johnson,
shared by Steve in Birmingham, AL
original source here


To protect my energy…
…it is okay to change my mind.
…it is okay to cancel a commitment.
…it is okay to take a day off.
…it is okay to not answer that call.
…it is okay to not share myself.
…it is okay to do nothing.
…it is okay to be alone.
…it is okay to sleep in.
…it is okay to speak up.
…it is okay to move on.
…it is okay to let go.
…it is okay to change.
-Diamond Dominíque Dorris,
shared by Jennifer in Aurora, IL
original source here


Here’s what I know about change: the early part of the process involves quite a bit of pondering: sorting out thoughts and emotions and then making decisions about whether to change and how to change and when to change. Eventually, though, change requires action. Not wishing for it, not dreaming about it, not even deciding to it…. Change is in the DOING!

Change also means giving up some things, and I think it is important to recognize that there are some losses that accompany gains. It’s okay, and perhaps even necessary, to grieve whatever you’re giving up or walking away from. Once you acknowledge the loss, you’ll be much more ready for what’s next.

So the questions I’ll ask myself this week:
What actions will I commit to in order to pave the way for change, and what am I willing to give up?

The Ripples Guy

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