One of the most exhilarating moments in life is when you set yourself to make a change and actually do it. At that moment you feel empowered; you feel great!
Denial leads to inaction. Change begins by admitting I need to improve; be honest and say I need to change. So now what? According to the measure of willpower so too will you succeed – strengthen your resolve and make it your mission.
It begins with one step, the hardest step – to make the decision to change. Why is it the hardest? Since it is most bitter to say “I need to change”; not my neighbor, not my Mother, not my spouse – but me!
That inner sense that something has got to change and that something is me is a powerful feeling that puts us to action. It generally follows a feeling of discomfort; maybe even a touch inner ‘yuckiness’. Yet from bitterness comes sweetness.
Let’s not confuse bitterness with sadness. It is a sense of uneasiness that gives birth to change – it propels us to leave our current place and move elsewhere. If bitterness is left unaddressed it turns into heaviness, guilt and feelings of inadequacy; a feeling of closure and isolation.
Recognize it and use it to your benefit; set yourself into new motion and feel great about it!