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"Change something." Tuesday August 11, 2015

That was my friend's advice. He saw I was breaking, or broke,n already—beyond my comfy point of normal flexing.

It didn't need to be something massive. Or big. But significant. To me. Tiny, perhaps. But matter-some. So that I'd see a difference. Feel a difference.

"Decision is the ultimate power". We won't know if ours is the best decision. A good decision. But it's a choice. Of ours. Done.

If we don't see a difference, no matter. Choose a second thing. Change that. Keep watching. Listening. To your heart. And to others'. To the moodscape around you.

"If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got". So goes the dictum of the empirical scientist. Wanna see something new? Change one factor.

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Lex Tue, Aug 11th 2015 @ 5:22am

I agree, Tim.
Today, being Tuesday, is what we call "Chooseday" in our tribe.
So we'll be choosing something new to change in your honour today! Thanks for a clear, concise and helpful blog.

Leah Tue, Aug 11th 2015 @ 6:09am

Thanks Tim for a thoughtful and practical blog.
My question is what if you change something and it makes life worse? It seems implicit that all changes are for the better but
they may not be. Thanks for making me think by writing a useful blog.

Melanie Tue, Aug 11th 2015 @ 8:54am

Dear Tim, I really like your blog. For me it means that wherever we are, however dire things can seem in whatever sphere of life, we always have power to do/change/choose something. Thank you. Melanie

Karen Tue, Aug 11th 2015 @ 9:09am

Absolutely perfect Tim, thanks. Changing my diet has helped enormously, walking more with my lovely dog and (not drinking much alcohol has made a huge difference even after a few nights of not drinking the usual.). Small steps at first are now huge strides and I'm hopeful that I can keep going!
Karen (

susan Tue, Aug 11th 2015 @ 11:27am

Hi Tim. Great blog -- short and to the point with Oomph. Thank you. Change one thing and other things shift. It's just shockingly easy to get stuck in a rut. Our systems adapt very quickly to either good changes or bad ones, but if we listen to our hearts as you say, we can feel our way along and make changes again if necessary. susan xx

Di Tue, Aug 11th 2015 @ 11:30am

Dearest Tim ~
Oh, you got me like a slap in the noggin. I have sweet loving friends who fear change yet seem to drag on with negativity. When I ask them what prevents them from making a change, they become very quiet . . . then they contiue with their diatribes.

Of course, indecision or no decision is also a form of personal power. And it is fun to experiment with change. Your post gives change new light and my brain is jumping for joy to consider any teensy tiny change. It reminds me of a science project when we change one variable and then consider the outcomes. Thank you. More, please.

Ray Tue, Aug 11th 2015 @ 11:48am

Tim, Good thoughts, I'm just making significant changes then I read your blog and it reinforces my commitment. Thanks Ray

Susan Tue, Aug 11th 2015 @ 8:53pm

We can only change ourselves and our attitude towards others..we cannot change other people. So we need to accept in others what we can't change and forgive... or move on.In other words : change what we can, accept what we can't and have the wisdom to know the difference!

Tim Sun, Aug 16th 2015 @ 10:51pm

Well, in response to Leah's comment, I quite agree that some changes may result in a worse situation. And it's true that change is assumed to automatically improve stuff, which it doesn't. If one can't change the thing back again, I guess a further change is demanded ... in the hope that it will out-do the effects of the first one. The 'feel' of the blog was very clinical, I thought. But then I am a trained scientist, and the chap who gave me the eponymous advice was also a database developer (i.e. logical type) along with me. And life's not often so experiment-friendly!

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