There are 293 different ways to make change for a dollar. Did you know that? Did you also know that there are hundreds of different ways to make change in your life? Inspire Moment #93 is about Different Ways for Change and I want to plant some seeds in your mind on where to start.
The first step is to notice that you need or desire the change. Know the goal! It’s like being in your car knowing that you need to park it somewhere close. There is only metered parking in the close area and all you have are dollar bills, no coins. You are aware that you need some quarters, dimes, etc. The goal is to make change for that dollar and get coins so you can park. Now, if you can’t find a place to make change for that dollar then maybe that isn’t the right spot for you to park close. Maybe that isn’t the right goal to set. Maybe the goal isn’t to get coins but rather go to the parking garage where you can pay with dollar bills in your pocket. Coach’s point – know the goal AND know that if one way doesn’t work then there are hundreds of other Different Ways for Change.
Step 2 is to see what you have to do accomplish that goal. It’s one thing to know the goal. It’s another to know what you have to do to get to the goal and steps to take. So if you are able to get change for the dollar, now it’s figuring out what coins you are going to use. Do you have all quarters? Did you need any dimes? Are there enough nickels if just want to park for thirty five minutes? Coach’s point – acknowledge what you have now to meet the goal. Do you have enough of….? Courage? Enough confidence? Do you have enough support emotionally, mentally, and physically if you don’t?
Lastly, it’s important to acknowledge that you may need to make change to get change in your life. Understand that you can make the change you desire but it might take you four steps or one hundred steps, and just like the quarters and pennies to make change for one dollar, there are Different Ways for Change!