If you have the desire to change, to become a “better” person, kick a bad habit, or do things differently, you can start right from where you are. There is no need to go backwards to get to where you want to be. There is no need to try to figure out what and why. If you know, who you want to be and what you want to do, half the battle is over. The past is the past and it no longer exists, so don’t let it exist within you. Whatever it is about yourself that you want to change or do different, just do it. Do not sit around beating yourself up over the past. Every moment is an opportunity to be who YOU want to be and do what YOU want to do. Think of it as shedding the old you and allowing the new you to grow and shine through. Be the change that YOU desire. You do not need anyone else’s permission. If someone in your life tries to discourage you, it is only because of their own insecurities and fears.

For some, change is as simple as making the decision to change. For others, it is more difficult. If you find change difficult, more than likely it is simply because you keep getting in your own way. You are still holding onto resistance to what is instead of allowing the natural flow of life. There is no need to get it done all at once. Just take it one moment at a time. Stay focused in the present moment for it is every moment that will create the next.

You are where you are because of your patterns of thought. There is no mistake and there is no one to “blame” but yourself. You are the one who chooses to be and do the things you do. If you want to change yourself, your life and/or your patterns of thought, choose to do the opposite of that which you are doing now. If you think negativity about yourself, choose to thing positive thoughts about yourself. If you are an unkind person, choose to be kinder. If you are an alcoholic, choose not to drink and go to a meeting. If you are unhappy, choose to be happy and do something that feels good. If your life is boring, choose different activities to spice it up a little.

If you find yourself slipping back into your old patterns, and you will at first, just remember where and who you are – you are this moment and this moment only. Stop, take a breath, know you have a choice, and be who you NOW want to be. Shed the old and allow the new!!!!

Author's Bio: 

Cindy is a Personal Development Life Coach. Her knowledge and expertise comes from 20 years of study, personal life experiences, and from working as a community volunteer and mentor. Cindy coaches people towards finding their own personal power through inner awareness; guiding them along their own unique path toward true happiness and life fulfillment. To learn more about Cindy go to www.cindy-ortiz.com. Personal Blog go to www.leaplikeafrog.com