What’s Your Purpose for Change?
by Michael Feeley
When you judge something or someone (including yourself) do you do it with a constructive purpose to build up or a destructive reason to rip it apart?
The purpose is key! Choosing to renovate, renew, restore, rebuild or reset something, even while you are pulling it apart, is different from just thoughtlessly attacking to change it.
- What is your state of mind and heart?
- Do you carelessly go at what you want to change, to quickly get rid of something or do you carefully think and plan because the change you want deeply matters?
- What is your hope – to help something grow or not?
Knocking down – tearing apart – has a specific purpose. It’s a choice. It’s either anabolic or catabolic.
Criticism of yourself or other people can be immediately kind or suddenly ruthless and so hurtful. Not at all for the purpose of improvement, growth, positive change based on love.
- What’s the difference between judgement with goodwill or judgment with brutality?
- Which choice cares for you – moves you forward to create and build something new and better – doesn’t waste your time and enables you to feel good, even while you changing, even while it may not be perfect?
Change isn’t easy but its purpose, the reason for change, should always be kind and life enhancing and that includes tough, demanding, necessary change in how we each live and think and act.
- How will you approach what you want to change and may need to change? By building it up or tearing it down?
What’s you purpose for change?
Thanks – Michael