“Change and Growth” for the New Year

” If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, gail-sheehywe are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. It may mean a giving up of familiar but limiting patterns, safe but unrewarding work, values no longer believed in, relationships that have lost their meaning. As Dostoevsky put it, “taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. The real fear should be the opposite course.”

~ Gail Sheehy, author, New York

The New Year is a good time to think about change and what you’d like to see happen in your life. What attributes would you like to gain, what changes would you like to see? We may have outgrown people, patterns, expectations and situations. Are there people, attitudes, behaviors you’d like to release? Is it time to evaluate what is working in your life and what is not? It takes courage and strength to consider taking new steps or to create a new direction. What would you have to give up to get what you really want? If anything were possible, anything at all, what changes and possibilities would you like to experience and see happen in your life?