Friday, August 12, 2011

Who's driving?

First off i want to say that this is my 100th post on the BlogOzPhere (aka oslos30th) and what a ride it has been!  I feel like popping a champagne cork or 2 in celebration, but that'll have to wait.  So much has happened in the nearly 4 years i've been writing this blog and it is hard to believe how much my life has changed.

There is one common thread to each of the changes in my life: each change happened because I decided to make the change.  I made the decisions to make those changes, not anyone else.

Was it easy?  Yeah, actually in a way, it kinda was.  Why?  Because i did the things i needed to do to live a better, happier life.  It's amazing how easy those decisions actually are!

My question for you is, who's driving change in your life?  Is it you or someone else?  If you feel like life is jerking you around like a Raggedy Ann doll then chances are someone else is and that should be unacceptable to you!

All of the changes i've made were transformational and have made me the person i am today.  The decisions i made to bring about those changes weren't easy, but here's the rub.  CHANGE ISN'T EASY regardless of who's driving those changes in your life.  So if that's the case, why would you entrust someone else to drive?  Last i checked, you only need a designated driver if you're too inebriated to drive yourself.  And if you're always inebriated, then that's probably the first change you need to make!

I realize that no one has control over everything that happens to them, but not having complete control doesn't mean the same thing as having no control.  Do you know the Serenity Prayer?  If not, here's the first part of it:

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
So i ask you again, who's driving change in your life?  If you can't say with emphasis and with confidence that you are, then you need to find out who has your keys and take them back!
**Thanks to all my readers who've been around since the beginning.  I hope you're looking forward to the next 100 posts just as much as i am!**
Have a good weekend, folks!

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