Over lunch, an executive client of mine and I were reflecting about her past few years of professional and personal development as we closed out the current phase of our work together. One thing she said really struck me.
What did she mean by this?
She was referring to all the mindset conversations we had had, the small tweaks to how she becomes more aware of herself and how she shows up in conversations with her in-house and extended team, and how she thinks and acts upon what she is here to do professionally that makes the difference: for her, for her team, for her extended community, and for her family.
It strikes me that her realization is a salient message for us at this moment in history, at this time when so many are waking up to the importance of using their voice to be and make the change they want to see, locally, nationally, and globally.
The change in U.S. leadership is an opportunity to wake up to the miracle of your life, to the power of your voice, and your ability to be an agent of change. Whether you crave change in your own life, the lives of your children, your team, and/or of people in your community and country, now is the time to declare your dream for what you want to see and start taking baby steps each day toward it. It’s the small steps, the tiny actions, that get you to where you want to go, one bit at a time.
Not sure where to start, and what I mean by baby steps?
Here are some ideas:
You get the idea. Honestly, it is more important to start moving in a positive direction than to make sure that the action you are taking is the “right” one. Just get into action, now. Don’t wait until you have time or you figure out your true life purpose or calling. Just find something that gives you joy, energy and perhaps the thrill/prick of fear when you contemplate it, and get started.
This is an unprecedented moment in time, a moment to wake up to the power you have over your life, to make it what you want and to make the impact you want in the world. Don’t wait, because no one is going to do it for you, and it won’t become easier later to make time for things that are important to you. The people you admire, who inspire you by the way they live and work, are those who make tiny choices each day to bring more of what they want into their world, bit by bit, even when it scares them to do so.
You will be amazed at how things shift in your life when you take time each day to make small actions that will add up to a big change.