Being a SCUBA diver, I had to take a course to learn to navigate underwater with a compass. It sounds simple enough. Come up to the surface, set your compass heading on your intended destination, make mental note of the compass setting, then descend back down under the surface and follow the compass. Well, that didn’t always work out so well because you can get just slightly off course upon your descent, and when you follow that compass heading, you can end up way off course. Plus, there are currents and terrain variances that can impact your results, as well. What to do? Re-surface, recalculate, and re-try. When you continue taking notice of where you are and where you’ve been, keeping your eye on the goal, and making course corrections along the way, you will get to your destination or goal.
You may not want to make big changes in your life, but little changes can be worthwhile, too. Ask yourself what changes do you want or need to make. Empower yourself to make those changes by learning something new, showing kindness to someone who doesn’t necessarily deserve it, and leaving things in a better condition than when you found it. Over time, you will notice the continuous improvement in your life that just makes relationships, or your environment, or your ability to use technology just keep getting better and better.
Best wishes for Empowering Change in your New Year!