Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Embrace Change



Today I posted a welcome message to my Precision Nutrition Lean Eating group where I very briefly discussed change.

This brief video revealed the power of that little word "change" as it causes a chain reaction of deep discussions on the power of change. However it was more than the word, more that the topic but rather the energy I put into the conversation. I truly FELT what I was saying and more importantly the message I was aiming to convey.

Be not afraid of change as we ARE change - our body, our environment, the planet, the universe - is in a constant state of change. Yet, we are deathly afraid of change.

Once we learn to embrace change as a necessary part of life and that it is essential for true growth and development, then it is exciting and not scary.

A colleague of mine said this recently, "There are reasons and there are results". But focusing on results, you can view change positively. Reasons (excuses) are related to fear of change. Results (focus on doing) matter. Reasons are just words.

I feel strongly that 2010 is a year for beneficial change for all of us. If not RESULTS, then planting the seeds in preparation for results.

Embrace change.

Strive for results.

1 comment:

Renee Willis CPT MSED BA said...

Great posting Krista!

It made me think of a recent email conversation.

If we know the importance of action, then why do we sometime not action in our lives. The answer is simply fear...

I have copied and paste the 'meat and potatoes' of the response below from my colleague....as once we understand that is fear that is holding us back and knowing how to use fear...to move pass fear, then we can action and create meaningful change....exciting times indeed!!

Here is a story I found over the weekend.



As we know by now, the very reason we don’t like adapting to change is
fear. It could be the fear of losing our comfort zone, it could be the
fear of losing respect; trust me the fears are endless.

The fear?!

Why do we fear? One of the main answers to that question is that we don’t
value ourselves highly enough. We think we couldn’t possibly do that, we
couldn’t do anything new, no, no, no! Not us…

Use this next little story as an analogy. Plus I invite you to test the
story out on a colleague or friend who happens to be a little sad or
depressed today. It will do them a power of good, to improve their
self-esteem.




THE BIG BANK NOTE

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a huge bank
note. Not huge in size, but huge in value.

In this room were 200 people, he asked, “Who would like to accept this
bank note of immense value?”

Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this bank note to
one of you but first, let me do this. “He proceeded to crumple the bank
note up. He then asked, “Who still wants it?” Still the hands were up in
the air.

“Well,” he replied, “what if I do this?” And he dropped it on the
ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it
up, now all crumpled and dirty.

“Now who still wants it?” Still the hands went into the air.

My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I
did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in
value. It was still worth the immense amount as printed on each face of
the note.

Many times in our lives, WE are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the
dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We
feel as though we are worthless.

But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose
your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or creased, you are still priceless
to this life. You are special - Don’t ever forget it!

(Unknown Author)

QUOTE: “Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring
to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most
interesting game in the world – making the most of one’s best.” (Harry
Emerson Fosdick)

Andy Bolton

Positive Mental Attitude