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Oftentimes, people will admit to small, noticeable, and insignificant change possibilities. However, it is harder to deep dive and break the more profound and deeper struggles that are used as security systems. Ultimately, we control what goes in and what goes out. Deeper issues go unresolved, locked away, by soul security systems installed with our own hands. These issues are often shelved until triggered or threatened. Although alarms sound off in our psyche, to bring attention to that which is locked away, the security code is changed. The opportunity is locked away so that no one can clearly see what is needed; not even ourselves.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines change as “to make or become different”. The second definition listed is “to take or use another instead of”. Change may not be easy, but I can assure you, it is worth the journey. Therefore, question yourself sincerely. What are you willing to change to see your greatest purpose come alive?

Brace yourself now. Your journey to change should be exhausting when you change beyond the superficial and surface. One of my greatest moments was when I realized that all training is not equal, and all training is not accurate. The first step to change is to check the training! All of us, from infancy to adulthood, were trained for life by someone. You have been prepared, whether good or bad; whether sufficient or deficient. Albeit you could not choose the who, when, what, how, and why of your instruction, you do have the choice to choose growth now.

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. When you are truly seeking lifelong change, you must become commodious spending an extensive amount of time with you! Every decision and choice you have made in your life has contributed to your character, career, and success. Oftentimes, our struggles or opportunities are discarded as if they were not justifiable circumstances that equally changed the trajectory of our lives. Deep diving into our flaws will not make us weak. On the contrary, it makes you strong! Purpose, with longevity, is found by investigating our flaws, struggles, opportunities, and insecurities.

You have a daily responsibility to take inventory of your life. Stop and reflect on the sirens that are sounding off in your soul whether they are silent or affect everyone around you. Please do not silence the sirens. Do not numb the warning, process it! Take time to experience yourself. You will be surprised how many things you have silently allowed to fester because you have ignored the sounds of your own issues. It is incredible how we can have a vision for success, but we cannot visualize and create solutions for our areas of opportunities.

Have you decided how to address your areas of opportunity for growth in your life or are you waiting on something magical to happen? We often lock our issues away and put them in places hoping it will just go away. All unresolved problems will show up in the most unpredictable places in your life. There is hope! It cannot be deferred! It only takes the complete resolution in your mind that you are willing to grow!

Dr. La Tonya Powers is a mother, pastor, author, entrepreneur, and community leader. Dr. Powers was destined for what she loves to do, and that is helping people whether in or outside the walls of the church. Need strategy? Navigate to and book your appointment today!

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