The only thing that is constant is change - We’ve all heard that saying at one time or another, and are very aware at how resistant we are to change. But an even more interesting question is: How much time do we spend on our reasons for the change, and getting resources to adapt and “power up” for the change.

I love reflecting on life, and the lessons that life is teaching me. When I moved house I decided to pull up and replant a beautiful plant from my garden. But the plant did not seem to be too happy with the change, and the plant appeared to be dying a day later! I was very disappointed, and I wondered at the fragility of the plant! Surely it couldn’t die, because I had made sure that it was in fertile soil. It was just in a completely different environment, and situation! Over a few months, it looked like absolutely no growth was happening! I was ready to give up, and toss it out! But after a few months I saw some new leaves shooting up, and I could see the plant recovering, and is still doing quite well actually.

So, I asked myself as I often do, what is the lesson that I need to learn here? Instead of an answer I got another question: How many times during periods of extreme stress or big changes do we actually stop and nurture ourselves and take the time to reflect on what is happening, and ask ourselves if we are we happy with this change?

You see what actually was happening with my plant, was that it was trying to adjust, it had to focus on the roots getting enough nourishment to survive, energy spent on growing leaves and branches are wasted energy. So when changes happen to you, how are you adapting to it? Do you stop and take time to reflect on the direction, and is it a purposed direction? Or do you just continue unaware and let life happen to you? Sometimes we need to stop and reflect, and ask some important questions, and focus on where we need it most. The higher we want to grow, the deeper we need to go! It’s a principle that I call “Go slow in order to go fast”. (Included in this principle are the concepts of thinking outside the box, re-evaluating, and re-integrating; reflecting; gaining feedback; checking the map; taking time out; being busy vs. being effective etc.) Coaching is very effective in evaluating your life and living it on purpose!

So today, if you can take a half an hour out of your day to re-energise yourself and think about some of the changes you’ve been through. Ask yourself:” How is this contributing to making life more meaningful to me?” If the answer is no, then you have some work to do! If you would like more information about this topic, or coaching please contact me.

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About Racheal: I work with leaders and professionals to ensure business and personal success. I offer telephone coaching, as well as face-to-face, and group coaching. Areas that I focus on are finding your vision and passion in life; strengthening your personal foundation; managing your stress; and executive coaching. To learn more contact me now for 1 free (no obligations) coaching session.

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