Change is what I have been doing! This blog has changed its name, changed format , and will change your life! Well, the changing your life part is up to you- I’m just going to dole out some stuff to keep you learning and motivated.
My all time favorite management book (and I’ve read tons of them) is Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson, MD. It’s a fun story and a quick read but I refer to it all the time in working with lots of different kinds of people and getting people to embrace change. It is available online, I recommend taking an hour or so to read it. A favorite quote from the book – “Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective.”
Let’s Move Some Cheese!
I decided to change the name as Viva la Vida was just a bit too difficult to remember- I think changeyourchoices.wordpress.com is not only easier to remember but it conveys the essence of this blog. We make choices all day long, they aren’t always major life changing choices like buying a house or getting married, but you did have to decide which underwear to put on today and what to have for breakfast. All day, every day our choices affect not only ourselves, but others as well.
Small changes and choices in how you live your life whether it is what you eat, how much you move, and how you treat others can make a big impact on how healthy you are, both in mind and body. I’m not looking to do anything drastic here, just some simple tips and hints to help us survive in an ever evolving world.
A few more favorite quotes-perhaps one can become your motto:
>Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.- Arnold Bennett
>Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself- Leo Tolstoy
>God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference- Reinhold Niebuhr
>As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we’ve been given- Mary Lou Retton
So- is today the day that you decide to Change Your Choices