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Posted by on Sep 1, 2010 in Challenges, Fall 2010, Health & Safety | 0 comments

Change; face it and embrace it!

Cathy Byrnes CoachCathy.ca

Cathy Byrnes
CoachCathy.ca

After recently celebrating a milestone birthday I found myself reflecting on the years of my life thus far. Like you, I have had my share of struggles and rewards, disappointments and joys. Being a full time mom and having a career has been my story since age twenty.

As if juggling a career, kids, husband and life in general wasn?t enough, I decided to tackle entrepreneurship just to make things more interesting, and it definitely has! Like most of you, I want to be everything to everyone and be the best at it. Can we do it all?

Of course we can? most of us already are. The key is how we face the challenges, deal with the complications and make changes in order to make everything work. It helps to look at every ?problem? as a challenge. A challenge is something that motivates us for action whereas a problem is something we wish to avoid. Every failure is an opportunity to learn something new.

For every failure, there?s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. (Mary Kay Ash)

Complications are just the details that need to be worked out, the strategies and planning that lead to the eventual successes and accomplishments of life. Changing and learning are an ongoing part of living life itself!

If we don?t change, we don?t grow. If we don?t grow, we aren?t really living. (Gail Sheehy)

In my constant pursuit of learning, and from my life experience, I have discovered that every challenge we face, no matter how big or small, will change us and shape us going forward. How we transform is determined by the attitude with which we face the challenges.

We choose our attitude every day, through every experience and it is our attitude that determines our outcomes. Positive self-talk and self-esteem are stepping stones to becoming and achieving all of your heart?s desires! Is your glass half full or half empty? Mine is overflowing!

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