Writing about My Second Act, I have had to study my first act so as to attempt to understand how I got here and develop the plan for the future. The big question remains, can I change and how do I make that happen?
If you remember Psych 101, we learned the mantra that our past actions are the best predictor of future actions. One can take that statement on its face as “once a —-, always a —–.” The foundation of many social worker’s treatment plans are cemented in this belief that their clients will not change. I am not going to let amateur psychologists keep me a positive transformation. I am going to believe that the mantra really means that I was on the right path until some external forces stalled me or mis-directed me.
So how can I change or what can I change to make life happier and more fulfilling. How can I get back on track?
Here are a few ideas for My Second Act transformation:
- Recognize the good in you.
- Believe in yourself, not what others think.
- Take small steps toward a goal everyday,
- Don’t judge yourself.
- Say good-bye to the “friends” that bring you down.