A new year typically means a time of changes and transitions.
Ideally, these also lead to growth and progress in our lives!
I’m browsing past posts and selecting some that seem relevant to share again as we enter the first month of this new year. I hope this one speaks to you and proves helpful and encouraging!
I am thankful when change leads to growth! It’s not always pleasant–think “growing pains“–but ultimately, growth is better than NO growth! We may often say we wish a baby or a small child–or a kitten or a puppy–would stay that size forever. Yet, it’s actually an abnormality in one’s physical condition to stay the same size and NOT grow. Likewise, it’s abnormal for us to stay “as is” and not change, grow, and move forward in our lives.
So onto this inspirational thought for today, the 2nd day of 2019…
“You must build a bridge between *thinking about* action and actually beginning to *move* in the right direction.
You must choose to grow in your relationship with your heavenly Father.
Actions must follow your choices, and these actions become the force that will turn your life around.
When we talk about change, it often sounds harsh to those listening:
‘Change your attitude.’
‘Change your tone.’
It’s true–change can be both tough and painful, but what happens to your view of change if you look at it as growth?
Growth makes you stronger.
Growth is like flowers blooming.
You gain wisdom when you grow.
Growth is a good thing.
So perhaps we should think of action and change as growth.”
–Dr. Tim Clinton in “Turn Your Life Around”
Wow, what an important concept this is – build a bridge and make a connection between thoughts and actions, because we can never just stay in one place. We either move forward or backward; NOT moving means stagnation…or death! And growth requires forward motion. Consider change as equal to growth. Good thoughts!
So What Are YOUR Thoughts?
Had you considered the importance of building a bridge between thoughts and actions?
Do you agree that change = growth?