In life, bridges connect us to the future. They provide passage to new discoveries, relationships and opportunities.
But crossing a bridge means making a change and change is sometimes uncomfortable. We’re torn between staying where we are and moving forward into the unknown. And often, when given the option to turn back to what is familiar—no matter how uncomfortable or restricting—our desire for predictability and the illusion of control causes us to choose the known rather than the perceived inherent risk of an uncertain and unknown future.
Sometimes, what keeps us from moving forward is that we think we must burn our bridges to the past so that there’s no possibility of ever again returning to enjoy what we once loved and valued. But what if that’s not the case? What if change and growth just involve respecting, honoring and appreciating what has been while remaining wide open and mustering the curiosity and courage to embrace uncertainty with enthusiasm and cross over to discover what will be? While what lies ahead may feel uncertain, what if, as C.S. Lewis said, “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind?”
What bridges are you ready to cross—ones that will allow you to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities? The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. Taking a baby step in a new direction today will make all the difference! Choose your energy and change your life and the lives of every being and situation you encounter. You’re worth the effort!
© Copyright 2014 DJW Life Coach LLC. All rights reserved.
I am retired from 40+ years of helping individuals and teams build lives and organizations they love. One of the great joys of my retirement from professional practice is having greater bandwidth to donate my professional and creative talents to support and promote animal and social welfare charities.
During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world’s largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll.
My recovery from burnout led to finding my purpose guiding others on their journeys. As a board-certified coach, author, consultant, radio host, Reiki Master and EFT/tapping practitioner, I share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world.
111419 DJW Sid CH Pet Corner Photo ShootI help clients achieve rapid, extraordinary, sustainable results by connecting who they are with what they do, a connection often lost through stress and the sheer busy-ness of daily life. Courageous self-awareness and unconditional self-love lead to honest choices based on priorities that nurture you and those around you on a journey to wholeness.
Decades in coaching, consulting, change management, organization development, human resources and mixed media artistic expression honed my business sense, professionalism, creativity, intuition, leadership and communication skills. The result? Practical tools that help you become more insightful, creative, committed, productive and fulfilled.
Even the most dedicated and hard-working individuals can shift from frustration to a sense of futility when their values, passion, work, and lives become disconnected. One of the problems with not taking care of our health is that the effects of ignoring it are often slow to show up. We continue to juggle family responsibilities, work and finances until we lose ourselves, waking up one day 50 pounds heavier in body and soul—no good to ourselves or anyone else.
I love working with people who are ready to take life-changing action to make their dreams a reality. At each moment, you have inside you all the wisdom you seek to choose your life and your way of showing up. Limiting thoughts, beliefs and feelings can block you from moving forward. An absence of love and concern for yourself can result in negative head talk that holds you back with discouraging messages about who you are and what you can do.
By listening and caring deeply, I guide you in connecting with your own inner wisdom. We identify the way you’d like to live. We determine what’s blocking you and release you from the hold those blocks have over you—unleashing the positive energy that will fuel you forward. Together we develop a plan to move you closer to your heart’s desire.
My books, blog, radio show and signature coaching programs help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. What’s love got to do with it? Everything! My book, Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life! (Hay House/ Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework.
For fun, I love reading, sewing, knitting, yin yoga, afternoon tea, opera and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my spouse, Wilson Abney, and the cat who runs our life, Maisy Jane.
This entry was posted in All My Blog Posts
, Curiosity, Respect & Compassion
, Force, Flow & Baby Steps
, Gratitude, Prosperity & Abundance
and tagged Deborah Jane Wells
, What are baby steps
, What is abundance
, What is compassion
, What is curiosity
, What is gratitude
, What is prosperity
, What is respect
. Bookmark the permalink