It’s never too late in the year to decide to make it a good one.  When we think our life is out of control and all messed up it is often because we have given up hoping, given up trying and stopped believing anything could change.  Yet it can.

Here comes the hard bit:

Only you can decide to take the action required to change your life.

If you always do what you always have, then you just get what you’ve always got.


If you have a “towards” motivation, you need to create a powerful enough picture of what the future could be that it motivates you to change

Towards Away from, Hopes Dreams

Breakthrough day: Create a clear image of your desired future

If you have an “away from” motivation, it can help to shine the spotlight on all the areas of your life that you are most unhappy with so that you can build up a strong enough head of steam to change.

Often though I think it requires a bit of both.  It may help to look at what’s right in your life and what feels wrong.  Choose what to ditch so you can create space for more of what you want in life.

Comfort zone picture - What's wrong, What's right, What do you want to ditch?  What do you want more of?

Only you can decide to change your life: Do you want to make lots of small changes or a few big ones?

In Susan Jeffers, ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’, she talks about mapping out your comfort zone in an inner ring and then creating an outer ring of your current desired hopes and dreams and then creating a series of transition steps between the two.  It is up to you to decide how fast you want to go through smaller incremental steps or whether what would work best for you is some major steps.  You may want to try a mixture of the two.

Look forward to hearing about what changes you want to make.  This is your time, make the most of it.

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12

Even though you may not always feel you can change a situation, you can choose your attitude and start with that.  Pollyanna may have been a children’s story, yet she did get that right. Oh, and remember, prayer really does change things, give it another go.

© Michelle Sherlock 2014



5 thoughts on “Break-through day

    • Thanks Elizabeth. I love old children’s stories, they made sure there was a moral in them. Pollyanna, What Katy did and even the Secret Garden all have at their core, that we can sit and moan about our lives or we can get up and do something to change them for the better


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