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February 18th, 2010

“I am willing to change”
One sentence can open a whole new ball game in life. I’ve never been one for New Years Resolutions, I think that if you want to make a change, the best time to start is right now, today. I think it was Ghandi who said,
“Be the change you want to see most in your world.”

So despite the fact it was the end of December 09 and it may have been a good little New Years Resolution to break from the general, “lose weight and quit smoking” I found something else that instantly connected with me and gave me a reason for change and growth right then and there. I read a review on an author who was talking along the lines of their three keys for gaining wisdom and personal growth, the key that I felt I was ready for was,
“dont take things personally.”

I think in some ways it means that you dont need to allow yourself to be judged. It is something I have been learning for a while and is starting to make sense in everyday life. It helps to understand that more often than not if another says something that makes you feel bad in some way it is stemming from their own insecurities. If they are purposely trying to make you feel bad then,
a) let them know and if they continue, ask yourself if you really want them around very often?
b) decide that you don’t need to take it personally, then the comment vanishes into thin air anyway.

I’m loving the Olympics and athletes who are competing to be best they can be. I like Australian Winter Olympic Silver medallist ‘Ice Man’ Dale Beggs approach focusing on his own abilities and race. His attitude mimicks knowing that as long as you do your best in any situation with your capabilities then its best to allow the outcome to take care of itself. This is another good example of goal setting and happiness.. setting great goals that make you feel good, paying attention to the process, doing the very best you can and letting go of the outcome.