You have the power to change

We generally change for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation.

by Ada Porat — 

As humans, we are both burdened and blessed by the great responsibility of free will — the power of choice. In large part, our future is determined by the choices we make now.

In fact, we live and die by the choices we make. And never in the history of mankind has it been easier to get volumes of information on what interests us; so ignorance is no excuse for indecision when it comes to choosing a course of action.

This is both good news and bad news. You can spend all your time getting information, yet at the end of the day find that you have not done anything useful with it.

We may gather lots of data or talk to others about our lives, finances, health or partners, yet we avoid taking action to bring about the very changes we want or need.

So we distract ourselves endlessly with diversions instead of doing the one thing we should, and we suffer the consequences: loss of health, depression, weight gain, dysfunctional relationships and more.

This is what you must affirm: You are the only one who can take charge of your life. Observe how every life form in nature seems to spontaneously strive to reach its highest potential; whereas, humans try to avoid it. And yet, human beings have been given the dignity and gift of choice.

You can choose to fulfill your potential or you can choose to settle for less. The choice is yours. If you do not like how things are, change them now.

We generally change for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation. Change that is borne of inspiration is much more effective than change made with the jaws of desperation snapping at your heels.

Just imagine what could happen if you choose to reach for the full measure of your potential. You may not be able to change everything at once, but you can choose to start. By taking the first step, you change the direction of your life.

One of the best ways to navigate through change is to take small steps. Learn something, then do something with it, but apply it slowly to your life. If you are learning to catch your automatic negative thoughts and replace them with positive statements, just keep doing that. If you decide to clear old programming from your subconscious mind, do that.

Then read more, and repeat the process of learning and incorporating to create the changes you wish to see in your life.

If all does not go perfectly, let it go. Just practice, and the results will follow. Why not start now?


Ada Porat is an energy kinesiologist and life coach who helps people live their best lives. 602-283-4628 or

Reprinted from AZNetNews, Volume 30, Number 4, Aug/Sept. 2011.

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