|Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin'|
|Found at skreemr.com|
"Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'."
Internally, I know the times, for me, are changing.
I can feel the tides of change rising again within me.
Now I'm, once again, at an early stage in working on this, but I am working. I am, if you will, doing more than hopelessly watching the waters rise around me.
I'm starting to embrace that the waters of change are rising because I'm causing them to, and the more effort I put into what I want in this life, the higher those waters get, which means I then have to put more energy into not drowning.
And so on.
It's a very tenuous, but impressive cycle.
A cycle that I know only allows me to thrive if I put the work in on every key part of it.
If I work to change, but do not work to keep afloat in the sea of forward momentum I'm creating, then I'll start to slowly sink back.
And so on.
Today was not the best day; there were big mistakes.
But, there were little successes, and I know that filling up my life with those is the key to the big ones following suit.
Two cups fat-free milk
One can chicken
Six tablespoons mayo
Six pieces of bread
Half cup parm cheese
Quarter cup honey roasted peanuts
Two packages of ramen noodles
Three chicken burritos
One piece of bread
Two tablespoons chipotle mayo
I did 33 wall push-ups before work this morning.
I'm again starting to take those little extra steps; again beginning to feel a bit more in the moment; once again purposefully choosing to do things right the first time. More and more, and so-on, and so-forth.
For me, a week of eating right or exercising is great, but without those little things that are crucial to long-term, sustainable change, they're not enough.
Lets not kid ourselves...the waters of change are ebbing and flowing for all of us, all of the time. It's just that sometimes those rising waters represent the negative movement and momentum we're creating and engaging cyclically, action-by-action, day-by-day.
But sometimes - sometimes those waters we feel swell around us can be our strength and our growth. And it's up to you to harness that power, and, well...
...Then you better start swimmin'