When it comes to change in your life, take the initiative.
The Law of Constant Change is a fundamental law of our life that needs to be both understood and harnessed if we are to have a happy and successful life. The Law states that everything in our life is in constant change, constantly in the process of becoming something else. Nothing stays exactly as it is. Nothing. Movement and change constitute the reality of our being.
Our finances, our friendships, our career possibilities, our life opportunities, our health, our children, our parents, our daily activities, our insights, all are forever changing and becoming something else. To many this is a frightening and daunting phenomenon, as most of us crave stability, but stability is an illusion, and you and your circumstances will change whether you like it or not, whether you want them to or not, because they cannot and will not remain the same. It is the law and nature of who we are as human beings having this extraordinary experience of living a life. Here are a few keys that will assist you greatly in both understanding and harnessing this law so that you can become an active and creative participant in your ever evolving and changing life.
Key #1 Don’t fight change. Embrace it.
It is quite amazing that what is so obvious on one level (just look at all the changes that have happened to you in the last year) is so misunderstood on another level. Let’s get right to the point. The only certainty in life is uncertainty. The only constant in life is constant change. We value comfort, stability and certainty, and yet these things don’t really exist. This can cause some people stress, as they worry about what is going to happen to them. A better strategy would be to re-orient your thinking so that you not only value change, but embrace it as a healthy and important part of your life.
It is change that allows us to succeed at our goals. It is change that allows new opportunities to reveal themselves to us. It is change that allows us to be creative. It is change that heals sickness. It is change that allows us to try different things. It is change that encourages us to adopt new life strategies. It is change that allows us to take on new skills. It is change that allows us to change our beliefs. Change can and should be a very positive dynamic in our lives. Think for a moment of the incredible stagnation that would result if we didn’t have change. Provided that we have goals, understand and practise Mind Power, and remain positive through the constant fluctuations of our life, we need never fear change. It is the only successful way to a meaningful life.
Key #2 Be proactive in initiating change.
Evaluate yourself and your present situation honestly, looking for ways to initiate positive change. Ask yourself these questions:
– Do I accept change willingly?
– Do I trust life to respond to my needs, or do I live in fear? (See the past topic Trusting Life.)
– Do I trust my creative imagination to come up with solutions to every problem or difficulty I may encounter?
– Where am I stuck in my life?
– What one change could I make in my life that would have a huge impact on me?
– What would a new, more positive life look like?
– Know your strengths and weaknesses. See your life as a work in progress (which in fact it is!). Always be on the lookout for ways to make changes. Don’t wait for changes to happen to you. Be proactive in choosing the changes you want.
Key #3 Be willing to let go of present attitudes that sabotage you, no matter how comfortable you are with them.
– Do you have a victim mentality?
– Are you a complainer?
– Are you a negative person?
– Are you a worrier?
– Do you live daily with fear?
– Do you have resentments, grudges, hates?
– Do you have limiting or negative beliefs about money, health, yourself, life, your future?
Look for ways you can change something that is negative in your attitude to something that is positive. This has a double effect. Firstly, you’ll gain immense benefit from it and, secondly, you are actively participating in the Law of Constant Change. Always remember that if you fail to actively initiate change either through fear of change or inertia, change will impose itself upon you, because your life cannot and will not remain the same. Understanding this fully makes you proactive in initiating change regularly.
Key #4 Include fun, leisure and quality of life as part of your changes.
Interestingly enough, in two of my five books, I devote an entire chapter to fun and leisure. Why? Because it is an important key to both success and happiness. In Money Success & You, I make what appears on the surface to be a very outrageous statement. I write, “Most people are so busy working hard and trying to get ahead that they will never be successful.” This is contrary to the commonly held belief that the harder you work the more successful you will be. I advise people to work smart, not hard. If you want to have consistently great ideas, as well as the ability to recognise opportunities and work effectively, you will have to have quality leisure. In embracing change, embrace a new more holistic approach to your life that recognises the value and wisdom of fun and leisure. As the old saying goes, “The bow that is kept forever taut will break.” Be creative in having more fun.
Key #5 Expect to succeed, be positive.
As you re-create yourself and your life and embrace change, expect that the changes will bring you a happier more successful life. That is not to say there won’t be setbacks, failures, heartaches, a myriad of experiences that challenge you. This is to be expected. But if you’re proactive in initiating positive changes, if you’re a positive person and expect to have a happy and successful life, you will attract these things to you.
John Kehoe, www.learningmindpower.com, is a writer, speaker and philanthropist residing in Vancouver, Canada. He is the author of six books, the latest being Quantum Warrior: The Future of the Mind.
This article appeared in the November 2015 issue of HR Future magazine.