Friday, January 16, 2015

The One Thing That Can Change Your Life


Changing our lives begins with changing our thinking.

If you could change one thing in your life, right now, what would you change?

Changing your thinking about that one thing begins the process of allowing things to fall into line so that real change occurs.

Just stating, "I'm going to change this. Now!" with a willingness and determination to change will shift the brain into a solution, or creative, mode.

Maybe you're feeling that life is dull. What can you do to change your thinking on this?

Make a list of all the things that you think are making your life dull.

How many complaints (yes, complaints) do you have? Each time you repeat (think or say) these complaints, a feedback loop is set in motion. The more you tell yourself that life is dull, the more dull it gets. These complaints are limitations that keep you from changing because you keep reinforcing them in your mind.

Now ask, "What can I do to make my life more exciting?" Take a few moments to center yourself, and in a calm frame of mind, create your list. Don't let old conditioning distract you. If negative thoughts crop up, breathe through them, let them go, and focus on the question again.

This exercise allows you to "re-wire" your brain so you can create solutions rather than problems. As solutions surface, you will begin to feel energized, the very opposite of dull. The more energized you feel, the more energy you will create. You will find yourself wanting to take the necessary steps toward real change, and as you do, more opportunities will present themselves to keep you moving forward.

And that's the key. Create solutions that are complete opposites of the conditioning that keeps you stuck in a negative situation.

You will be astonished at the transformation that will take place just by altering your thoughts.


  1. It sounds so simple to do this but I have found it definitely takes practice and reminders. Thank you for this lovely reminder and simple practice, Penny! I always appreciate how practical and yet wonderfully spiritual your posts are!

    1. Yes, Minette, it does sound simple, but it does take practice as you have mentioned. It's ironic how sometimes the simplest things to do can be a challenge, but once we master a skill, it becomes second nature.

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts, Minette.