I had another one of my ‘ah-ha’ moments yesterday morning … while bouncing some change around in my hand before I put it away in my wallet.
Change in the palm of my hand. Pennies, nickels and maybe a quarter or two.
Or CHANGE in the palm of my hand. Change as a change-agent. As in I have the power within me to change darn near whatever I want. (Okay, some things I can’t change on my own like curing cancer or solving world peace.)
It’s a powerful thought and worth remembering.
I have the power to change my circumstance. I have the power to change my life. Ultimately, I am in control.
I can make excuses all day long, but at the end of the day the excuses are my way of staying put. Staying in my comfort zone. Staying in whatever place I’m at because pushing myself beyond my comfort zone is scary. Staying because I’m afraid of failure.
I’m way to busy. I don’t know the right people. I live in a small town. I live in a big unfriendly city. My dog ate the car keys. I have Christmas cards to send. It’s all so much easier when I have excuses to lean on.
I make excuses just like most of us do, and to me they’re very, very valid. But when I hear others make the same excuses, it’s like the V-8 konk on the forehead. Oops … sounds an awful lot like my excuses.
I just put a quarter (25¢) on my desk – right where I can see it every day. It’s my reminder that change in the palm of my hand is also CHANGE in the palm of my hand. If I want my life to be better, or more meaningful, or less stressful, or financially more stable, I can change my circumstances if it’s important enough.
CHANGE happens when I give up the excuses that are so darn easy to lean on.