Having the Courage to Change
Billy and Akaisha
Itís a common theme.
Much of the mail we get from our readers and those who enjoy our website speaks
about the fear that holds them back from letting go of the life they know and
moving forward into the
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The reasons cited can vary from
the health care question to not knowing if there
will be enough money to cover every imagined need in the future. Some people refer to
possible boredom or
concern of wasting their lives
if they filled their schedules with endless rounds of golf and games of bridge.
Regardless of the differing reasons presented to us, what is shared in every one
of these letters is the fear of change. All of us lust for that
illusive guarantee of security. Itís part of being human.
Although not completely happy with the life we are living in this moment, the
fear of modifying it in any way seems all powerful. Self-doubt eats
away at our confidence and clarity; a poison that we generate from the inside.
We may work hard to placate those internal demons only to find that sometimes
change is thrust upon us instead. Our spouse or a family member becomes ill, we
get laid off from work, or we get caught in the swath of a natural disaster. No
matter how hard we try, we cannot avoid something so inherent in Life itself.
Change is going to happen anyway, so why not choose the direction in which you
want to go?
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If you stretch beyond your current description, things will certainly not stay
the same. The unpredictability of change is that everyone we love may not choose to go forward
with us. The new life you create will absolutely bring alterations in its wake.
So we en-Courage you to choose excellence. Choose your best expression and
move toward the life you want.
Itís impossible to know all the answers and if you feel the need for guidance in
making a decision, ask someone you trust. Do the research required and find the
information from organizations,
forums, and library books that will calm that
destructive inner chatter. However, remember, the decision is yours.
Take a look at our
Page where we supply a solid list of financial and lifestyle forums, and
websites for self-education for medical questions, insurance and financial
training. Check out our
Retirement Issues Page offering a selection of sage advice gleaned from our
substantial experience in Early Retirement.
It doesnít matter so much how fast your life alters, but rather the direction in
which you go. Bring the best of your past with you, and walk into your future
with confidence, self-trust and enthusiasm.
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