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NWW Weekly Connection

June 18, 2023
The Hidden Gifts in Changing Your Mind

Can you think of a time when, due to circumstances or by choice, you changed your mind about something you felt very sure of in the beginning?

Changing direction can feel a bit off-putting, especially if you gave your all to a relationship, cause, project or dream. You may have felt you had to keep going no matter what, staying stuck, even when the joy of your creation had sailed into the sunset.

What if a new commitment becomes a step toward something greater, more in alignment with who you are now and who you are becoming?

A business book, called Getting to Plan B by John Mullens and Randy Komisar, offers the idea that a new business idea, Plan A, needs to adapt and change as new information is revealed. Ultimately, the better business, Plan B, emerges. The same can be true in our personal lives.

Think of a Plan A in your own life, the one that isn’t turning out the way you’d wished. What new information do you have now? How are you being called to shift in some way? In what ways can you open yourself to arrive at a more aligned Plan B?

American singer Jimmy Dean once said, “I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

We would add--sometimes the destination may need to change too!

The hidden gifts in changing your mind include changing your heart and adjusting your sails to embrace something new and true to you. Can you feel the liberation awaiting you?

With the wind in our sails,

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