Change is inevitable. Sometimes change comes because of decisions we make. Other times, it happens due to circumstances beyond our control. Either way, when (not if) change comes, you will need an intentional strategy to make it through the transition and land in a better place.
There is something about a middle place – when the old has gone, but the new hasn’t taken root yet – that can test even the bravest person. The goal is to make it through the discomfort, grow in the process, and land in a better place.
When you reach 40 or 50 years of age, you’ve met many friends and acquaintances. For some of us, our closest friends are the ones that we met as early as elementary school. No matter what they do, the friendship remains, because your history together trumps any irritating quirks or misunderstandings that you will have. Whether you have good longtime friends or you feel comfortable alone, it’s still important to make new friends when you are over 40 or 50 years of age.
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Are you making things harder than they have to be?
Developing a new habit is not an easy task. We spend money, make resolutions, go to classes, and more, all because we want new habits and lasting change. We bought more than 15 million copies of Steven Covey’s, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, purchased diet books, and attended conference, seeking something to make a difference.
While changing a habit usually takes time and patience, there are a few simple habits that can bring great rewards a lot sooner. With a few minor changes in how you present yourself and respond to others, you can multiply your effectiveness and rewards.
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Anyone who has braved the difficult road of seeking to fulfill the call of optimized living knows it’s not easy. Yes, it’s simple to join the discussion about doing something great. It can also be fairly easy to take one step in the right direction. But, enduring the discipline and sacrifice required to advance, and maintaining the stamina needed to withstand the competition and relentless resistance – that’s a BLAST!