In Others’ Words: Change of Direction
Got any plans for the upcoming week?
Got any plans for changing those plans?
I like to start my week of with my “Here’s what’s going to happen” list. A rundown of my appointments, my commitments, my deadlines, and my “got-to-get-them-dones.”
And then things change.
I’m learning that adjusting my plans isn’t a bad thing — and sometimes doing so is the absolute best thing.
I may look at my calendar on Sunday night and think I know exactly how the week needs to go. But then Monday happens — and it’s a snow day and my youngest daughter is home from school.
Change of plans — change of direction in my day. I can either resist it or be flexible and go with it. Enjoy the time with my daughter. Yes, I still have things to do, but hey, my daughter is home. Why not take advantage of that opportunity?
Or I may think Tuesday is all clear — a writing-without-interruption-day. And then — surprise! — copy edits show up in my inbox. Change of plans — change of direction in my day.
Change is about more than what direction I’m moving toward — although that is very important. Change is also about my attitude, which can be a true indicator of whether I’m heading in the right direction or not.
Am I tense? Stressed out? Second-guessing myself? Then odds are I’m not heading in the right direction. It’s time to stop what I’m doing and pray about where I’m heading. Decide if I keep doing what I’m doing … or do I change my actions (and my attitude) because it’s the right direction.
In Your Words: How do you decide when change is the right choice? When did making a decision to change what you were doing get you going in the right direction?
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