Children are naturally inquisitive and curious. They believe that everything is possible and have a strong belief in themselves and their abilities. A survey of young children resulted in 50% of the kids in a classroom boasting they were the fastest runners in their class.
Along the way, however, life gives all of us messages that are incongruent with the above children’s thoughts of themselves. We experience disappointments, failures, seemingly insurmountable challenges and our zest for greatness is dampened. For many of us, fear creeps in. We stop trying to attain our dreams or settle for very little so as not to let ourselves down.
This is when a sense of restlessness or feeling unsatisfied starts to manifest. Everything appears fine. There are no apparent problems to resolve but there is a lingering feeling that there may be more out there. Many of us live for years with this nagging feeling of incompleteness but we do not know what to do.
The question asked by many is, “Where do I start?” The answer is to choose a small activity that really interests you and try it such as a new sport, hobby or interest. Or maybe it entails joining a group. This is where small steps facilitate the change and make it easier to tolerate and enjoy the transition. The next step is to build on this foundation and implement another small change once you feel comfortable with the first. This empowers your decisions and puts you in control of your life direction.
Now is the time to ask yourself, “Where do you want to implement a change in your life and what small step are you willing to take?”
By: Maritza Rodriguez-Arseneau
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