Thinking about shaking things up in your life? Well good for you, however, do you really know what you’re up against? Prepare yourself for a skirmish.
I love the story of the metamorphosis of the caterpillar destined to be a cool butterfly. On the outside, the cocoon itself appears calm; however, on the inside a struggle to change is taking place.
This week my good buddy, John Olsson flew to Spain to experience a two-week personal pilgrimage by walking the famous path of the El Camino Santiago (www.elcaminosantiago.com) or the way of St. James. He felt the call to make some changes. If you’re paying attention, you can feel it in your soul when it’s time for change. Consider this, if you’re operating from the same old thoughts, using the same familiar language and existing in the same pre-historic environment, you’ve become outdated. A change is needed.
Only you can feel it deep within when to launch your self-growth passage to radically transform your life. Pace yourself, take one-step at a time; for that miserable feeling inside will end with a breathtaking celebration outside. Is it time for you to start walking toward a transformed life? Here are three (3) steps to put your boots on the ground:
- INFORMER: You must desire to change so much that you are willing to give up that old person you use to be. Start with getting real concerning your pain and decide what you really want instead. Life is lived out in seasons so ask yourself, am I entering a season where change is needed? If so, create a plan, inform yourself on your resources and lace up your boots to go on your own personal pilgrimage.
- PERFORMER: When the butterfly immerges from its cocoon, its wings are folded and soft. It is in its expanding and flapping that it becomes strong and able to fly. In other words, when you are in motion you get stronger and create energy to perform. Are you prepared to take yourself to an unfamiliar territory? If so, talk is cheap. You must take action and unleash yourself today.
- TRANSFORMER: You’re either conforming or transforming, however, when you’ve experienced transformation, it is because the healing of hurts, habits, and hang-ups have taken place. Change is never easy; but necessary; you will know when it’s occurring because your mind and heart will meet at the intersection of self-love, which releases the ability to love others. So take up your marching orders and head up the trail for a transformed life.
Carl Casanova M.S.