Change, particularly within ourselves, is most effective and lasting when it evolves, rather than being the result of some dramatic shift.
I think of evolving as chipping away at something until it becomes part of you. It involves looking at something, perhaps studying it, allowing it to shape you and influence you. To evolve takes quite a bit of trial and error, not getting things “right” at first and learning from the lessons that experience brings.
In the disability world, I think the concept of evolution is still underrated.
Society at large will integrate people with disabilities into their belief systems and see disability more as a natural difference, rather than a “determent,” through regular contact with people with disabilities. It’s a learning curve and each bit of contact grows and nourishes (evolves) the change in thinking to something more affirmative.
And the world can only do this if we first do it ourselves. So how do you want to evolve this year? Remember I initially posed this question in regards to the umbrella question of how do you want to live more fully this year?
What’s just one area in your life that needs a little focus, perhaps some shaping up, to allow you to live more the life you want?
If you check out my post on Three Questions for 2015, you’ll find in the comment area a very pragmatic answer from yours truly regarding how I can do this in my own life – being more organized.
Yeah, I know, it’s a totally boring answer, but bear with me for a sec. In the last few years my life has expanded significantly – more people in my life, more responsibility, bigger changes, more things coming at me, and more things to manage. Trying to keep up with it all can prevent me from taking the time I need to just relax and enjoy my evenings and weekends. Finding a way to streamline all the pieces of my life is crucial to me taking more breathers. One piece of my evolution to becoming more organized is I have hired a part-time assistant for managing the administrative aspects of Radiant Abilities.
What is something YOU could begin to change that would allow you more opportunity to live life? How can you begin to chip away at it? What would be the change you would see in a year if you did so?
If you’re stuck on ideas, check out my comment below for suggestions. If you know what area you want to tackle, share it below as a way of inspiring others.