Most of my adult life I've been told by a variety of
different people that "You're the strong one," and "You
have a lot of courage". However I must confess, some
days I don't always feel strong and at times I don't
have a lot of courage, especially when it comes to
something new, strange, different, or painful to deal
with. Sound familiar?
However, I've developed 12 tips to assist me (and you)
when I want or need to have courage and strength to
change the things I no longer want, need, or love in my
life and to move through the old and embrace the new.
You see courage is the opposite of withdrawing from
things that are seen as difficult or painful.
Courage is all about getting involved, your attitude or
your response of facing and dealing with the things you
want to change in your life; whether it be getting
organized, getting healthier, having more time, changing
jobs, having a family, moving, leaving a loved one, and
even playing more.
Courage is becoming brave and fearless; moving towards
and through the change you want to make.
So the question is how do you find or discover the
courage to change?
1. Awareness: Become aware of what you want to change.
Write it down and own it.
2. Release Old Beliefs: Question, understand, and
uncover yours and other's beliefs you've been carrying
around with you since childhood and 'testing' to see if
there are true for you and your life.
3. Put Yourself First: Say YES to you and no to others.
You are the most important person in your life!
4. Acceptance: Honor yourself; what you feel about the
change and where you are now in your life.
5. Permission: Give yourself permission to be strong,
have courage, and change and tell yourself it's okay.
6. Commitment: Be committed to the change you want to
see, do, be or have.
7. Independence: Let go of the emotions and need for
others, stuff, or food to 'survive'. Look to yourself
for happiness, not others.
8. Willingness: Risk and walk through the fear or pain
so you can begin to grow and change.
9. Forgive: Be forgiving of yourself if "you slip" or
10. Action: Take the necessary steps and actions towards
courage and change.
11. Become Receptive: Be accepting and open to receive a
wondrous, new, and yes different life or way of doing
12. Gratitude: Give thanks and respect yourself for what
you have accomplished!
And if you need assistance and strength read the
beginning of the Serenity Prayer:
"God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference."
When you find courage you'll begin to experience great
accomplishments, master your life and begin to really
your life more fully! I wish you well, strength, and
Are you Ready for Positive Change? Check out my
personal and group coaching
programs and get ready to SHINE!
For more then 15 years,
Janet L. Hall has worked in the private and public
sectors worldwide with consumers, through her innovative
and life changing workshops and lectures, coaching,
hands-on training, articles, CDís and E-Books. Janetís
multi-disciplinary approach to energy work has helped
transform the lives and businesses of thousands ranging
from doctor's offices, federal and state facilities and
employees, faculty members, professional speakers,
artists and writers, business and professional men and
women, and corporations. Her clients have included the
US Census Bureau, the Washington Post, and the EEOC.
Janet is a faculty member of the College of Southern
Maryland, the Feng Shui Institute of America and the
Say Yes to Lifeô.
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