"Think you can't change the world? Too late, you already have. It was changed for the better the minute you were born. There are more people than you can imagine who will never be the same because they came in contact with you, if only for a fleeting moment." ~Gail Purcell

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesday Thoughts to Ponder...3/16

I signed up for these "Weekly Powerful Questions" forever ago.... not sure how I even found out about it originally. It is almost eerie how most weeks they prove to be just the "right" question for me at the time...

The question this week is about change, but it is very open-ended....  What needs to change?  Do I need to change my thinking? My job? Should I change my mind (again) about what new career to pursue? Is it time to change my address and give up the empty nest all together? (see what I mean about open-ended and getting me thinking?)

I talked last week about possible changes in my career and how I have a mixture of excitement and fear in my gut. While some people thrive on change and live for the thrill of the unknown adventure in their lives, the majority of us want the opposite. We want the comfy slippers and ragged robe, we love our favorite sweater that fits in all the right places, and we like knowing where we are going when our feet hit the floor in the morning.
Especially in this economy, changing jobs can be a scary proposition....

So this was my very timely, powerful question for the week:

Your Weekly Powerful Question
For the week of March 15, 2010
What Needs to Change?

"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; 
for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves;
we must die to one life before we can enter another."  ~Anatole France

Could this be why I fear change? The feeling of loss that sometimes can accompany changes?

"I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, 
but I think I must have been changed several times since then."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

 Maybe I am worried that I will change so much I won't recognize myself.....


Or maybe I will just keep on pondering, but go with the flow of change that is inevitable.....

"Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change,
but pretty soon...everything's different."
       - Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes


  1. I totally get your thinking! It is scary to make big changes. I think you have to be in the right place. But for me, it was the greatest (albeit scariest) place I have been in a long time. Allow me to recommend a great book if you haven't read it already. It is No More Mondays by Dan Miller. It has some pretty great insight! Great post!

  2. Change is difficult for some and looked at as given challenge for some. I say change is good. Scary but good. It makes us grow and keeps us growing. Great Post

  3. I love this post. I went right over and signed up for the weekly question.

    My dad always told me the only thing certain in life is that things change.

    Most often, I find 'what needs to change' is my attitude. If I look at something in a different light, I can accept it better. Or at least come to terms with it.

    Thanks for the soul food.


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