Too many live a hesitant, tentative life, totally unaware of the strength and power that they have to get much, much more out of living.
Don’t be one of them. Don’t wait until your life is well and truly sucks before paying attention to the signs it’s time for a change.
Not every bad moment makes for a bad life. Sometimes a challenging moment is simply that. And there can be times when feeling stuck turns out to be a good thing. Especially when it forces us to stop and notice what’s happening around us.
Our ultimate success or failure depends on our ability to recognize whether something is just a bad moment or a cry for help.
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“Here are some signs it’s time for a change:”
1. You’ve forgotten you have choices
Learn to recognize when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to stop hitting your head against the proverbial wall and move on. You don’t have to continue living in the drama just because it’s familiar.
Allow yourself to let go of people and situations, ideas and feelings that aren’t conducive to the nourishment of your growth, or your soul. Let go. Let go now.
Commit to making choices that nurture your personal growth, give yourself permission to start a new chapter in your life and make the choices that liberate you from following the wrong path, the wrong purpose for you.
Love yourself enough to choose freedom from anything that sucks the life out of you.
2. You’ve forgotten that you’re deserving of the best
Not everyone sees you through the same eyes. But everyone deserves to have someone in their corner who appreciates them just as they are.
Feelings of worth will never flourish in an atmosphere of criticism, where mistakes aren’t tolerated and differences are belittled.
If you’re besieged by people who are discouraging and critical, the spark of inspiration and hope that allows you to be in touch with your deepest potential is being crushed.
You deserve to be appreciated, to be valued. Surrounding yourself with those who have a constructive attitude towards you helps you to follow your path towards greater success and happiness and the achievement of your dreams. Do it today. You’re worth it.
3. You let minor irritations become major problems
Free yourself from those pesky irritations that get you down. You’re freer than you give yourself credit for. You’re free to stop letting minor annoyances take hold. You’re free to feel whatever you choose. You’re free to take control and refuse to react in the old ways.
Life consistently delivers challenges…whether you react or respond…and how you respond is entirely in your hands.
Each day practice releasing something that you normally would find annoying.
You’ll find your happiness is long-lasting and your peace immense. And as a bonus, you’ll discover you’ve freed yourself to broaden this control over other areas of life. If you want a greater understanding of releasing you can find it here.
4. It’s hard to stop obsessing over what was
Life presents you with ups and downs, losses and gains, chances to embrace joy, experience hope and love and fulfill your dreams. Bad things do happen. No one is so enlightened that they’re free from the pain of the past.
We can choose to be immobilized, frozen and focused on perpetual feelings of sadness for all that’s gone wrong in life or, without diminishing the past, turn our focus on to the most precious gift we have…life.
Offer yourself a little loving-kindness as you train yourself to take your attention away from what was and place it on what is and what’s about to be.
All it takes is one step at a time. One little shift in attention today will shine a big, bright light on tomorrow.
Remember you’ve always done the best you could with what you knew at the time. Celebrate this awareness, it’s going to set you free.
5. When you find yourself asking the wrong question it’s time to make a change
If you find yourself asking why me, more often than you ask what next. It’s time for a change. Don’t become a victim of the stories you tell yourself.
When something doesn’t turn out as you expected don’t go blaming someone else, or outside circumstances. It’s time to give that up.
You have, you’ve always had, the power to change things; to do what needs to be done to produce the results you want.
Be willing to ask yourself what do I believe? What was I thinking? How was I feeling?
All that matters now is that you choose to be focused on the right questions, the right ideas, and that feeling that there is always another option, a different way.
Different results will only be available to you as you make the necessary choices that lead you towards understanding that you are greater than any current problem.
6. You’ve lost your passion
You’re lifestyle no longer fits the person you’ve become. There’s no spring in your step, no joy in your heart.
Life is just one ho-hum day at a time. You’ve forgotten a time when you jumped out of bed with a smile in your heart.
External motivation doesn’t last long. Material possessions and money all have their place…but if you want to live a passionate life it’s the internal motivation that will get you there. And it’s rarely exhausted until the dream comes true.
Finding something to be enthusiastic about is one of the main ingredients in the recipe for a happy, fulfilling life. A glorious life can be lived if you’re involved in, or actively seeking your passion every day.
When you’re involved in what you strongly believe in, and what you love you become a person of interest. It’s hard not to experience a meaningful life when you become someone who inspires the rest of us.