I have recently started following Mel Robbins - author of 5 Second Rule - through her podcasts and social media.
Just this week she shared this quote and the Truth of it made me stop in my tracks.
Let this quote sink in for a few moments before reading on.
There are three important parts to this quote:
1) Old Life
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the life you have lead up until today. Don’t regret the past because there’s nothing you can do about it now. Because we are not the same person as we were yesterday, every day is a new day – the old is gone and the new is here. However, our brains don’t keep up with the present. We like to review everything from the past without realizing the future is now. We go to sleep each night to reboot because our default is thinking that when we wake up we are the same that we were yesterday.
The only thing about your old life is that it will not get you to where you are going tomorrow. It is what supported your past. You are not the same person you were yesterday – you’ve experienced another day and you know more now that you did yesterday.
2) New Life
It’s been said that a person's mind and body changes every 7 years. I know that I've said that 7 years feels “like a lifetime ago.” We are constantly changing but we try and fool ourselves that we're not changing or can't change even though biologically and psychologically we change every day.
What are the goals you are currently working on?
What motivates you towards those goals – the life you’ll lead once you meet those goals?
What are you willing to give up or remove to achieve those goals?
Your new life is waiting for you to pluck up the courage and commit to the things your heart desires even when you’re afraid of them. If you’re not sure what your goals might be, my Vision Board Workshops might be a great place for you to begin.
3) The Price
There is a cost to all things. The cost of not changing is the new opportunities and possibilities that you are missing. The cost of changing is to remove yourself from the old way you’ve lived life.
All decisions have a plus or minus to them. But each plus or minus is different for every person. What may be a plus to you might be a minus to someone else and vice versa. Counting the cost is to look at your specific situation and goals to ask yourself…
“Am I willing to pay the price of my old life for the new life I truly desire or am I willing to the pay the price of my new life to keep things how they’ve always been?”
If you want a healthy life, you have to pay with your unhealthy life.
If you want a new career, you have to pay with your dead-end-going-no-where position.
If you want to live overseas, you have to pay with the “normal” everyday life of living where you are.
Listen to the still small voice that yearns for you to pay the price of your old ways
because it might be costing you your best life!
If you're anything like me, you need space to consider all of this information but space can be limited. In my upcoming course "Creating Space," I give you tools and methods to help you create the space you need from all influencers of life as well as the language to ask for the space and actions to make the most of the space.
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