Reformations & Transformations

by Haider on February 15, 2010 · 0 comments

in Personal Growth

We often hear about defining moments that completely change a person and carve out a new path for him in life. And in hearing these stories, we often hope for such miraculous moments that would usher in great change in our lives, with little effort on our part.

But change isn’t always through a transformation. We can pave the way to great changes by making minor reformations in our lives.

Rather than doing away with junk food, we simply eat less of it, or introduce healthier foods into our diet.

Rather than dashing from the couch to join a marathon, we go on a casual stroll around the block.

Rather than try and reconnect with every single person we’ve ever met, we send off a couple of emails to old friends.

The possibilities of reformations are endless, and within reach.

We don’t have to wait for transformations to change our lives. We can take small steps (reformations) towards the life we want to lead.

Reformations usually don’t seem to move us far enough or fast enough towards our ideal life. But it’s better to make some progress in life than none at all.

And given the relationship between reformations and transformations, we are often missing out on potential transformations because we’re unwilling to make small reformations.

Reformations give us a sense of accomplishment, and rekindle our confidence in our abilities to make better choices and positive changes in our lives.

I’m not one to deny that transformations occur, nor do I want you to put all your hopes in experiencing a transformation. I believe we should embrace a transformation when it happens, and work towards it when it doesn’t. There’s no need to feel guilty if you don’t experience a transformation. Just go for the next best thing you can work on: a reformation.

Think of every area of your life: Spiritual, Intellectual, Psychological, Social, Professional, Recreational and Physical.

What minor reformation can you do in your life to help you progress in each area of your life? The size of the change doesn’t matter. You don’t know what leverage a small change can bring with it.

Give this a thought, then commit to your reformations.

You’ll soon realize their transformational power.

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