Everyday Inspirations

Cherry blossoms, sunset
We're surrounded by beauty every day. Take time to notice it.

Too often I think it's easy for us to not chase after the things we want because of the excuses we make. I don't have enough money. I haven't accomplished something else first. I'm afraid of failing.

We all do it. It's scary to take the steps necessary to make our dreams reality. But what if we don't take those steps? Then what happens?

Today, think of one small thing you want to change about your life. For me, it's to become a better cook. I want to get comfortable experimenting with different ingredients and not rely on a recipe every day. My excuses for not doing this already? I don't have enough time. I don't have enough experience. Cooking with the very best ingredients costs too much. Yada yada yada. No more.

Now... make the change.

Once you get comfortable with that change, make another. Then another. Sound easy? It is, but you can't try to take on everything at once. Don't overwhelm yourself looking for the dream life today. Take baby steps toward it. Believe in yourself. And remember that happiness is a journey, not a destination. Sure, maybe I'm not the perfect chef yet. But does that make tonight's dinner taste any less delicious? Am I any less happy with myself because I haven't yet mastered a dish?

Make the change and love your life. I'm here to listen, if you need someone.
Haley Smith
4/22/2010 12:07:04 am

Great post Ash! I was actually just thinking how much harder it is to change as we get older. Change didn't seem so hard or scary when there was a safety net! I think that your step-by-step suggestion is exactly the way change has to be accomplished to be lasting.


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