I am sorry for the delay following up Part 1 but holidays have called! There is a fantastic example of Change – a change is as good as a rest – so they say!
Change! Change for me started at the very beginning of my life journey. I was three months old when my Mum left the shores of this country, babe in arms, for me to meet my Dad who was working abroad at the time. The boffins on Change will be able to tell you whether or not this would have an effect on one so young but all I can say is that the experience is something that has journeyed with me for the past 59 years, although I don’t remember the actual events. In fact, there was a lot of travelling in those days. I had thousands of miles in my BOAC Junior Jet Club Book – if anyone can remember those – before I was 5 years old!
Bearing in mind how the story unfolded; family break-up, boarding school and more (that will feature in further parts of the story) – I look back to what I have heard about that time with a positive mind-set. With absolutely nothing I can do to change all of this, to wind back the clock or start again, it has become a good lesson in how to use my story in every-day life.
So, what I say is; I am well-travelled! I have wide cultural experience! I have met many people from a variety of backgrounds, creeds and countries. This gives for an expansive outlook on life. It helps with empathy and the ability to listen to others without jumping to pre-conceived ideas or judgments. It has been a fantastic help in realising my dreams and in decisions that have led to career choices (the two things not being mutually exclusive, of course).
As I have said before, I am not commenting on the science behind the points I make on this Blog. I am just recounting some of the changes I have experienced and how they bring me to where I am today.
We all have dreams; we all have desires and guess what? All of them are achievable if we follow them and if we work hard challenging ourselves to achieve them. A great way of understanding this is to read biographies of people who have achieved against the odds; people who have followed their dreams and made them work. On the other hand, get yourself a Life Coach! What is that…? I hear you ask – more next time!
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