Exciting New Change
Have you ever set out on an adventure, something difficult and challenging, but something that you wanted to do because it was exciting, because it lit your soul on fire?
There’s power in excitement.
Have you ever tried to make a change just because someone else wanted you to? Have you ever tried to do something that you just couldn’t get behind?
Too many of us try to do this all the time. We want to be be nicer to our in-laws, because our spouse wants us to. We try to lose weight because our doctor told us we should, but ultimately we’re not really behind it. It seems boring, maybe impossible, and just plan dull.
On the other hand, have you ever been so excited and gung ho about something that NOTHING could hold you back.
Last year I decided that I was going to learn how to solve a Rubik’s Cube.
I got some instructions, a Rubik’s Cube, and started practicing everyday. I was so excited because I was going to prove to myself that I could learn something hard.
When I’d go to bed, visions of solving Rubik’s cubes danced in my head.
I know it’s random, but it’s a powerful example of what a little excitement will do. I never gave up and I worked on it just a little at a time almost everyday.
Find one area where you feel excited about making a change, and focus your efforts there.
Find one area where you feel excited, where change feels real and possible.
That’s the area we want to focus on.
This area of change can be anything that you would like. Anything that excites you and feels right.
When I did this exercise, I found that I was most excited about taking an interest in the things that my kids are interested in.
It excites me because it sounds fun. I LOVE hanging out with my kids. It excites me because I can really see this making a huge impact on my relationship with them.
Over the next few days, I’m going to focus my efforts on taking an interest in what my kids like.
This might look like me playing a couple rounds of Fortnite with my older boys and jumping on the tramp with my younger kids. It might be me watching TicTok videos with my teen.
Bottom line is, I’m going to practice being interested in the things that interest my kids.
If you haven’t yet, join our FREE Be the Change Challenge. Each day we will be doing simple 5-10 minute daily exercises to help give you a powerful perspective on your role as a parent and your ability to be the catalyst for incredible change in your life and your relationship with your teen.
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