Break a bad habit, and learn about change.

    I am all about helping you change for the better, and I want you to celebrate the amazing person you are. I am here to help you help yourself.  I am attaching the image to show you the stages of change as well as the poem. Party with these ideas for a bit.

    Great Poem about change:

    “There’s A Hole In My Sidewalk: Autobiography In Five Short Chapters” ~ Portia Nelson

    Chapter I

    I walk down the street.
    There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
    I fall in.
    I am lost … I am helpless.
    It isn’t my fault.
    It takes forever to find a way out.

    Chapter II

    I walk down the same street.
    There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
    I pretend I don’t see it.
    I fall in again.
    I can’t believe I am in the same place.
    But, it isn’t my fault.
    It still takes a long time to get out.

    Chapter III

    I walk down the same street.
    There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
    I see it is there.
    I still fall in … it’s a habit … but,
    my eyes are open.
    I know where I am.
    It is my fault.
    I get out immediately.

    Chapter IV

    I walk down the same street.
    There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
    I walk around it.

    Chapter V

    I walk down another street.

    The ‘hole in the sidewalk’ is a metaphor for life. To see our habits as our own may be the realization we need to make a change… and to find another way. We need not keep repeating what holds us back.

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