As time here in Minnesota draws closer and closer to midnight, change is clearly in the air. I have been through a lot of changes this year – both physically and mentally. I’ve lost over 40 pounds and feel better than I ever have. I have a deeper understanding of my calling, my goals and yes – my faults. I couldn’t be happier. And the Universe isn’t done with the change coming my way. Not by a long shot. All this change sometimes had both Wife and Daughter concerned, and yet they’ve both continued to support me and love me throughout all of it. This is one thing that, fortunately, has not changed and never will. In fact, their love and support are a big part of what makes all the change in me possible.
Given that change is the one constant in life, we all have a simple choice to make. So here are a few tips that have worked for me in trying to drive the change I want to see in my life. I hope you find something in it that will help you as we move into 2014.
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In Information Technology, and in many other fields, the term WYSIWYG is common. It’s pronounced “wiz-ee-wig”. WYSIWYG is an acronym for “What you see is what you get.” It’s used to convince the person buying the thing or trying to understand the thing that the product works exactly how it appears to work. It’s used to imply simplicity in design.
And there is a really big part of the equation that is missing.
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Doc Brown and Marty ran into their fair share of issues. One of my favorite parts of the movie was when Doc Brown explained alternate realities to Marty. Each event in the past, he explained, could have multiple impacts – and each impact plays out in an alternate timeline. When Biff stole the DeLorean, he put our heroes onto an alternate timeline. “Heavy”, as Marty would say.
Every decision we make has an impact on our life, and on the lives of the loved ones around us. The size of the impact is related to the size of the decision, but the trick is that we don’t generally know how “big” the decision is until after we make it. So I think it’s worth understanding how we make decisions.
This is important to me, because I recently made a decision which I know is big. Aside from the impact on Wife and Daughter, it has impacts on everyone around me. It is a huge step in my “Emergence”.
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The power of belief truly drives our reality. Words are important, but a powerful and deeply seated belief is what changes reality. Just check with your local quantum physics professional.
A few days ago, a friend on Facebook shared a quote from Lisa M. Hayes. Although I can’t find the quote anywhere on her site, I’m assuming it really came from her. Given what I’ve read on her site, it sounds consistent. Apologies to Lisa if I’m wrong on that.
Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening.
I shared the quote, with a preface:
Our beliefs drive our thoughts; our thoughts, our words; our words, our actions; and through all of that, our reality. Be careful what you think, but even more so – be careful what you believe.
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There. I said it.
Responsibility is the thing that most of us hide our Good behind. And that’s a shame, because responsibility can be such a blessing. Responsibility can make us feel like what we do is important, needed, and appreciated. Unfortunately, it can also make us feel burdened, unnoticed, and automated.
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