A Walk Through the Woods of Change
by: Tina Merryman
When what you desire becomes a standard of must, that is when it is 100% achievable!
- Tina Merryman
"Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit." - Napoleon Hill
Dreaming is fantastic… and it goes no where fast without planning and execution.
Yea, reading it back pisses me off, as well. Still, it is true.
”Vision without action is merely a dream.” - Joel A. Barker
Well, what if organization and staying on task for example are not your forte’?
You can let that trait cover you like weeds, or you can commit to making a change in your standards and habits.
You could hire someone for example whom excels in the areas where you fall short.
Seek out a mentor or coach who can teach proven strategies and systems with your end goal in place and most importantly; hold you accountable with executing and tracking them.
Changing even little habits sucks at first as it challenges you almost to the core of your very essence; the genetic make-up even of who you are.
Changing cells and reprogramming functioning doesn’t always tickle.
Depending on your industry or life goal though, when you stick to the plan of a hired “Guru” or following a leader who has a proven track record, you will start to see things actually turn into a success, or an organized form, or clarity; love; healing; money; manifestation… it is more than worth the squeeze (or the choke hold as it may seem at first).
You may be the most emotionally unavailable soul, or socially scared human ever. You may be the most disorganized business man or woman; most impatient mother or father or lazy college coed on the planet. Whatever you need to overcome and whatever your dream or goal may be… no adversity is an excuse. You can bitch and moan for about 90 seconds (a Tony and Sage Robbins rule), then get over it and grow.
Consider disorganization or even laziness for example, this may be your instinctual preference (genetics met with how the planets aligned met with the habits you witnessed from elders as a child met with what the school system taught met with what media has advertised to you blah blah blah).
The bottom line is you can label yourself and even blame others or you can change habits and tendencies. Only one of the paths from this fork-in-the-road gets satisfying results and forces you to evolve. In fact, the other path just takes your ass in circles right back through the woods; somehow with more sticker bushes, ticks and rocks to trip you up than the last time you went that way.
It takes a practice of will power and a commitment to that will power in order to make lasting change.
You will fail and have set backs and yet you can do. Every single damn one of us!
The famous saying “knowing is half the battle” is spot on for sure and they left out the part about the other half of the battle.
To win the war, you have to fight the other half of the battle.
I am not one for war anecdotes or references and still this action packed image of when something becomes a must (fighting a war for instance in order to survive); well, that is when things become achievable and results take their place.
The war is won when the goal becomes a matter of must to you and your standards.
You are your standards.
The next time you are deep in the woods of which path to commit to in order to achieve what your heart or purpose is calling for… realize that even on the path of advancement, you still have a long walk to take. Choose the right path this time, the path of committing to growth, will power and change. Choose wisely because the other path is not being tended to and eventually it will be overtaken with weeds and swallow you into its foreverness of life complacency.
That other path will take you to the promise land if you stick to it and clear the weeds as you go. The secret to the path is commitment to yourself and your standards. The secret is your will.