Are you “Frozen”? Three Steps to Thaw Out Your Life

May 18

Are you “Frozen”? Three Steps to Thaw Out Your Life

The Demi Lovato version of “Let It Go” has a line, “standing frozen in the life I’ve chosen.”

It had me thinking today about all the changes that have happened in the past three years. We were frozen in a life we’d chosen, even though we didn’t realize we’d chosen it or had the power to break through it and past it. We were frozen in scarcity and lack, in bitterness, even hate. It was moving to Alabama that began to break us from our frozen life. Then there was the divorce, reconciliation – so many changes! But without those things we wouldn’t be here today, together, seeing our hopes and dreams coming true before our eyes. Are you frozen in the life you’ve chosen? You can choose to break free. You can choose something different. You have the power.

Here are three steps to thawing your life and moving forward.

1. Everyone has a dream. Believe that your dream, whatever it may be, can come true. It doesn’t matter how farfetched it may seem right now. You don’t need to know the how. Just believe that it can happen. Pray for guidance about your dream and today – right now – follow an inspired action to work towards making that dream come true.

2. Release people or situations that are keeping you frozen. I’m not advocating leaving your families or quitting your job. No matter what situation you’re in, it can be turned around. But sometimes you may have to make a drastic move, such as what my husband did when he left. Maybe you need to unfriend a few people on Facebook or stop watching the news every night. Surround yourself with positive people and positive things.

3. Question your belief systems. I’m not talking about your faith or religion of choice. I’m talking about the beliefs that we tend to gather as we grow up, such as “Money doesn’t grow on trees”, or “I’m no good at math”, or “I don’t know how to run a business so what’s the point.” Question any type of universal “truth” that you hear someone say or that you say to yourself. Ask yourself, is that true? How do I know it’s true? Who says it’s true? Understand that people who say and belief these cliches are frozen. When a friend says, “I’ll never get ahead financially,” then she won’t as long as she keeps believing that.  Don’t just blindly agree.

These three ideas can help you begin a wonderful journey, if you’re ready. It’s okay to be a scared. It’s normal to be afraid or wary of change. But if you stop changing, you stop growing. Never stop growing.

 

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