Balancing Your Life

Doing your best often means changing. You`ll find four unique perspectives on the challenge of change in the following poem that I wrote, Will I Master Change Or Will Change Master Me?

How to be more intentional,

think more clearly,

do more consistently,

and have what really matters.

Being mastered by change vs.

mastering change

Dick Biggs

Doing your best often means changing. You`ll find four unique perspectives on the challenge of change in the following poem that I wrote, Will I Master Change Or Will Change Master Me?

Life`s turning points are as sure as the tide

Just a matter of when, so why not decide?

To embrace these transitions as ways to grow

`Tis folly to ignore what you already know.

Make a vow to adapt to the crises of life

There`s no reason to suffer more stress and strife.

Quite often change becomes a blessing in time

While making you wiser in pursuit of your prime.

No change is impossible, no one is exempt

You can step out in faith or shrug with contempt.

Life comes in cycles, no two are the same

To claim nothing`s new is a naive game.

Some change is impractical, some things must endure

You need worthwhile values, so profound and pure.

Plus a noble purpose to guide you each day

And give life meaning as you forge your way.

But most things do change, it`s a natural law

You can believe this truth or stand there in awe.

It may be uncomfortable, it may cause pain

Won`t a regretful heart be a greater strain?

With every change, there`s an outcome to bear

So accept the challenge, for life`s seldom fair.

Be willing to risk and you`re bound to find

More courage and strength from a positive mind.

Be bold, be daring, be receptive to change

For most things are better when you rearrange.

Get out of the rut, seek a new vitality

Move beyond the old to a fresh reality.

Ah, life has turning points, they won`t disappear

Rise up to greet them and conquer your fear.

The choice is simple, it`s as clear as can be

Will I master change or will change master me?

Dick Biggs is president of Biggs Optimal Living Dynamics. An inspirational speaker, he is the author of If Life Is a Balancing Act, Why Am I So Darn Clumsy? For more information about Mr. Biggs, call (770) 886-3035. His Web site is http://biggspeaks.home.mindspring. com.

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