Any positive change in your life begins with acceptance.
As the video below will explain, this is the starting point. For those people who would rather read it, there’s a transcription below the video.
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Hi this is Jim Donovan and welcome to another edition of Jim’s Jems. I want to talk about the starting point with you today. The starting point for change in your life, regardless of what that change is, could be in your relationships, it could be in your job, it could be in your living conditions, it could be in your health, it could be in your mind, it doesn’t really matter.
The place you need to begin is by accepting the conditions as they are right now. Don’t get me wrong you don’t have to like them but you do have to accept them and I’m going to tell you why in a second.
You have to get out of the denial. Denial is not a river of Africa but it’s where a lot people live. They live with this fantasy of how I think the world should be even though it isn’t. This is how my life should be. It isn’t like that but this is how it should be.
You have to start by here it is, this is – whatever is going on in your life good, bad and different just accept that as it is and say okay here it is.
This is the reality. This is my life as it is right at this moment. This is my health, this is my money. These are my relationships, this is my job. You may not like it. It may not be a wonderful picture.
When I started doing this work my life was a mess. Trust me let me tell you that you will get to know that as we go along. If you have read any of my books, you have gotten all of the story in detail, but by starting there you are in empowered to do something about it. The great teacher, Louise Hay, said the point of power is in the present moment.
This is where you make the change not next month, not last month, not when the government changes, not when your family changes, not when your wife gets off your back, not when your husband stops drinking.
Right now, whatever is going on in your life whatever you want to change accept it, own it, take responsibility. If you study successful people, and I have for the last 20 years you will find that 100% of us take 100% responsibility for everything that happens in our life.
You don’t point fingers you don’t blame. You give up blaming and complaining. Own it. When you own it you are empowered to change it. That is the first step. It is a baby step but it is a big one.
It’s a big power thing because as soon as I do that and now I have got some power to do something about it and next time I will talk a little about how you start implementing those changes. What has to change, it has to change on the inside before changes on the outside.
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