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“Life-Changing Decisions, Life-Changing Actions”

The Seven Minute Difference: Small Steps to Big Changes, by Allyson Lewis, is an exploration of the process of change and how the decision to change itself is the first step to a journey of transformation.

“The process of change unfolds over time. In fact, we can only reach our finest goals, realize our biggest dreams, and fulfill our true purpose by embracing change as a constant condition of our lives.  In other words, change happens in an instant, and takes a lifetime.”

In this final entry, we summarize the closing chapter in this small book that gives us the key to big change through small actions. Change is not a finite event. It is not something you can complete on a timetable.  There comes a point where we realize that we want more – that we want to become different, become more tomorrow than we are today. That is the moment when your change begins. You might not feel or see it but you have set the wheels of change in motion.

Unlock the power of the tools you have identified in the micro-actions during the past five weeks. Step into the path of change with conviction and commitment. “You may be just a heartbeat away from achieving more, becoming more and enjoying more. Focus on the goals and purpose that represent life-changing actions to carry you on your journey. . . . Pursue the things that matter . . . . Unleash the power of your mind. You may have heard the expression ‘If you can believe it, you can achieve it’ – nothing can take you further or make more of a difference in your life than the incredible power of your mind.”

Our brains are more powerful than any of us can truly realize. Saying positive statements aloud, visualizing the outcome with our eyes, and embedding future expectations in our conscious and subconscious mind can make those expectations a reality. Below is our final micro-action to perform.

Micro-Action: Feeding your mind with positive images -- When you wake up in the morning, read these statements out loud:

  •  I can be more today than I was yesterday.
  • My purpose in life is to serve others and make their lives better. I have been given wonderful gifts and talents and I have the courage today to ‘paint the canvas’ of my life. I am blessed beyond measure and today I will be grateful and enjoy my life.

Are you IN or are you OUT? The decision is yours. “You simply draw a line in the sand and you say, today I choose to be different.”


Source: The Seven Minute Difference: Small Steps to Big Changes, by Allyson Lewis, Kaplan Publishing.


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