“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” — Nathaniel Brandon
Change starts with awareness. Awareness is the ability to see what is true. In the absence of awareness, how would you know what to change?
What happens, though, when the elephant overshadows the awareness? This is denial. Denial will have you unable to see what is true.
You need to face the truth if you want to change.
Acceptance is to agree with an idea, concept or belief. If change starts with being aware of what is true, acceptance is agreeing with what you see.
Accepting the truth doesn’t mean you have to like it. You only need to accept it as the truth.
It is only possible to design a path to change when you’re aware of and accept what is true. I’m willing to bet in many cases you already know what to do.
So, go change!
You’ve got this.