My friend Rich came over to my office last week and we had a wonderful and authentic conversation about what's going on in each of our lives right now. I'm so grateful to have people in my life like Rich whom I can talk to and get real.
Authenticity creates freedom and having people around us we can truly be ourselves with is so important.
Rich and I talked vulnerably about our relationships, our challenges, the things we're most excited about, and some stuff we'd both like to change about ourselves and our lives.
As we were talking, Rich shared a great email with me he'd recently received about change:
What I CAN Change
Wow -- what a great reminder of how life and change truly work.
As I reflected on the power, wisdom and simplicity of this message, I started to realize how often I get impatient and frustrated with myself, especially in certain areas of my life, when I want to change to happen. This email reminded me how important it is to take things step by step, moment by moment.
While I do believe in thinking big, in breakthrough results and in miraculous change, paradoxically, the way life tends to unfold and real change happens is one step at a time. And, when we remember this, we allow ourselves to be in the present moment, reclaim our true power and eliminate a great deal of unnecessary worry, pain and suffering.
As Lao-tzu taught us, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step." Although we all know this and have heard this saying many times, the challenge for many of us is to remember it and live it on a daily basis.
Here are a few things you can do to practice living one step at a time:
By remembering what we can actually change and how change truly works, we're able to create true miracles in our lives -- one step at a time!
Mike Robbins is a sought-after motivational keynote speaker, coach and the bestselling author of "Focus on the Good Stuff" (Wiley) and "Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken" (Wiley). More info - www.Mike-Robbins.com
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