Change is good. Every one of us is looking for something better. We like our situations to improve. We want things to change for better. However, change is a process. For example, we like to use tomato in its paste form, but it takes crushing of tomatoes to get the paste. Similarly, iron ore goes through a process that includes heating to high temperatures to extract steel. If your better state is like tomato paste, you may need to go through the crushing. Likewise, if your improved situation is like steel, then you may need to go through the furnace. Every significant improvement is achieved by a change process that usually includes some form of hardship.
When the change we wished for begins to happen, we may not see or feel the result immediately. Sometimes we only see the crushing – the challenges, difficulties, hardships, or the hard work needed for the change. And that can be a serious matter. The way to stay in the process is to keep focus on the expected results or outcomes. The process is always worth it, and we must accept the challenge and get positivity engrained in our subconscious minds. We need courage and, in most cases, we must develop strength from within. Strength within helps to drive actions without.
I am not sure what stage you are at in your change. You may be starting something significant, attempting to improve a situation, working on a financial goal, or navigating a career change. You may be at the crushing stage, feeling discouraged or worried that things may not work out well. I have a word for you. Be courageous. Encourage yourself in your change. Think about the joy of fulfilling your vision, accomplishing your goal, reaching your destination, or becoming successful in whatsoever you are working on. You need courage to move forward, and you are the best person to encourage yourself. Let strength rise within you. Get courage. You can do what you think you cannot do.
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A quote to remember
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." ― Nelson Mandela
Until another time,
Dele Ola, Award-Winning Author of Be A Change Agent
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