Well, here we are, #12, the last and final element of the WBDD. We have come a long way; by the end of this piece, read about 14,000-15,000 words, and you will have taken about 45min-1hour. I sincerely appreciate the time, energy, effort, and additional time you have taken with the various challenges, offers, and tasks I have given you. It's been hours of reflection, meditation, and effort into your WBDD. You have already started to take the first steps toward change; it's time to continue and keep going.
Well, if you are one of the people who decided to read all 12 pieces, vet them and see if they align with you in some way, but you are nervous about making the changes, take the steps; that's normal. The first step could be as simple as asking why, taking accountability, setting a goal, sitting down and talking to someone, whatever that step looks like for you. It's time to press play.
I get it; this whole process of the WBDD, it's uncomfortable to start making changes; it's uncomfortable to think about massive change. Fixing yourself and admitting you're wrong in some way, shape, or form, it's all so uncomfortable and not a good time. It's something complicated and complex that benefits us; they help us get to the level we genuinely want to be at. The change process isn't easy; it's not meant to be fun; it's meant to be difficult because the things that are most worth it in life are the hardest. Being a parent, spouse, and triumphant in your work, it's all worth it in the end. You've done hard things in life up to this point; I know that you can keep doing them; add this to the list of other hard thing you are doing and will have completed for yourself.
Find new hobbies, find things that challenge you. If you have an interest or an old interest that you enjoyed or even loved, why not give it a go? If you need support, find a support group; if you are battling addiction, you can find those groups. Whatever you need, give it a shot as long as it's healthy and for your betterment.
I've mentioned it before, but the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results. You are free and empowered to do something new. You can do it; you will do it. If what you're doing isn't working, as I've mentioned before, it's likely time for a change. You'll have to talk honestly about what you want, where you're going, and how you'll get there. It won't be easy, but it will be worth it in time.
The ball is in your court now. I have given you the tools, beliefs, and resources to start taking the small steps to get you where you want to be. It won't happen overnight; it won't be easy; you will fail, want to quit and give up, and struggle along the way. Remember, if it's hard now, it'll be accessible later. If you fail now, you will succeed later. If you don't quit, you will overcome. If you struggle, you're human; the struggles and weaknesses will become strengths in time. The ball is in your court, it's time to start shooting, and if you suck, only time and practice will get you better. You got this.
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