The Power of Change

Sometimes there’s no going back. There’s no way to undo what’s been done or unsee what’s been seen. And you know in those moments that your world will forever be changed.

But more often, change is a gradual evolution of events that may go completely unnoticed in the day to day shuffle of life.

The extra twenty pounds I’m carrying didn’t come magically overnight. The gradual disengagement of friendships through the years until the distance was too great to return. The series of unmet expectations and disappointments that were once troubling, now defines a new normal.

Slowly the world around us changes too. And when it’s happening with such minor movements that it can be unrecognizable in the current moment, we risk losing opportunities to alter the changes. New habits form, new acceptance of what now is, and a deep yearning for the way it used to be.

We are uneasy about it. And we miss what once was. And we sometimes feel powerless to make a difference.

But we can make a difference. When we don’t like the way things look in our lives, in our communities, in our world – we can do something about it.

The process won’t be instant. It may not be easy. But we are not victims of unraveling circumstances. We are weaving the fabric of our futures with each action we take.

In this moment, consider the things in your life that aren’t serving you well.

The relationships that are frayed and fractured. The destructive habits you’ve developed over time. The things you’ve unwillingly accepted as your new normal.

Now think of the way you would like those things to look. Different? Better?

Today, I encourage you to make one small and intentional change that will align with your vision of your best life. Just one thing. And tomorrow, do something too. And the next day one more.

Positive changes are within your power. One small shift at a time. One behavior. One action.


Today’s post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday topic, “change”. Go see what other talented writers are talking about over at Kate Motaung’s Blog.


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2 thoughts on “The Power of Change

  1. coffeesnob318 August 22, 2014 at 8:38 am Reply

    Very inspiring. I’m looking for changes in work, or at least I’ve meant to be looking. This post challenges me to make sure that stays in motion. Thanks!

    • trisbendickson August 22, 2014 at 11:02 am Reply

      Wishing you new perspective to find those changes you’re seeking at work, sweet FMF friend 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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