“How do I change?” a woman asked her friend.
“HOW,” the friend replied.
“Yes, that’s what I’m asking. How do I change?”
“I told you,” her friend said. “HOW is how you change. Honesty. Openness. Willingness to try.”
HOW isn’t new. It’s not groundbreaking. But sometimes the best road to take is ground that’s been trod.
A friend called one day when I was struggling to take an action in my life that just wasn’t coming together. “Are you willing to try?” she asked.
“Right now I’m working on wanting to want to,” I said. “That’s the best I can do.”
Inventory Focus: Are you willing to take actions, small baby steps, even when those steps feel awkward and uncomfortable? If you’re not willing to take action to change, are you at least willing to become willing? That’s an action too. Willingness is a prerequisite to receive the power to act.
From the desk of Melody Beattie
Originally posted December 5, 2014
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