Are you too old and set in your ways to change?

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Education & Training with Bill Fields Learning Systems

Yesterday one of the agents in our coaching session used this as a reason (excuse) why she couldn't seem to change the negative habits that were keeping her from reaching the goals and objectives she has established for herself.

Are you too old and "set in your ways" to change?

Are you using this as an excuse to allow you not make the changes you need to make in your business and life?

Change begins with our choices.

Any day we wish; we can discipline ourselves to change it all. Any day we wish; we can open the book that will open our mind to new knowledge. Any day we wish; we can start a new activity. Any day we wish; we can start the process of life change. We can do it immediately, or next week, or next month, or next year.

We can also do nothing. We can pretend rather than perform. And if the idea of having to change ourselves makes us uncomfortable, we can remain as we are. We can choose rest over labor, entertainment over education, delusion over truth, and doubt over confidence. The choices are ours to make. But while we curse the effect, we continue to nourish the cause.

As Shakespeare uniquely observed, "The fault is not in the stars, but in ourselves." We created our circumstances by our past choices. We have both the ability and the responsibility to make better choices beginning today. Those who are in search of the good life do not need more answers or more time to think things over to reach better conclusions. They need the truth. They need the whole truth. And they need nothing but the truth.

This is something I stress in my daily blog.
We cannot allow our errors in judgment, repeated every day, to lead us down the wrong path. We must keep coming back to those basics that make the biggest difference in how our life works out. And then we must make the very choices that will bring life, happiness and joy into our daily lives.

And if I may be so bold to offer my last piece of advice for someone seeking and needing to make changes in their life - If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree. You have the ability to totally transform every area in your life - and it all begins with your very own power of choice.

What will you choose today?

All Star Coaching thought for today: If people want to change, they will. If they don't want to, it's hard to make them do so.

Have a productive day.

BF

 

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Harry, I agree with you 100%. Never too old to change, that's just an excuse we use to not try. Thanks for your comments.

March 09, 2012 05:13 AM
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Erv Fleishman
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Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Not too old, just insane. 

March 09, 2012 05:17 AM
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Kenneth Cole
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I choose life, and having it more abundantly.  My greatest joy is in achieving the things I dream about.  Making others happy.

This is a must read for today and everyday.  So, I'm suggesting.

March 09, 2012 05:24 AM
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Erv, I wonder if they realize just how insane that is? Thanks for your comments.

March 09, 2012 05:34 AM
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Ken, I know you are all about making dreams come true. Yours and others! Thanks for your comments and for suggesting this post. Appreciate you.

March 09, 2012 05:35 AM
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Author Bio: Author, entrepreneur, educator, motivator and cancer survivor, Bill Fields is one of those rare individuals who actually does what he talks about and he has the resume to prove it.