This week I had a young man tell me that his soon to be mother-in-law didn’t want him to marry her daughter. I asked why, “He said, she still sees me like the old person I use to be”.
A few months back, this young man began to recognize things in him that he was no longer happy with. He began to focus on those areas and began to create change little by little.
When your in transition and someone still sees or remembers you as that old self that can be discouraging. No matter what you say they still define you as who they once knew. Which is understandable because they have never met the new you!
I know there are areas in my life that I struggle with and that I am working on. Some days are harder than others but I continue to press toward the goal.
Self reflection: Are there areas in your life that you are struggling with? That you no longer want it to define you as. Let’s hone in one thing at a time!
I said to this young man, “You do not have to prove that your a changed man. Allow others to see your behaviors and actions of who you have become”. Watch your thoughts and attitudes in your mind and continue to throw off the old self when it tries to creep back in and embrace the new self!
The key is continuing to move forward even if your afraid of embarking on the new you that you have never met. But do it, even if your doing it afraid!
In order to be world changers it has to begin within us. Here is quote I want to leave you with:
You can’t go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending- C.S. Lewis
Carrier’s of Hope
Breathing Hope One Life at a Time!