Big Change for Me

I had a big breakthrough this week. I started getting little stuff fixed. I replaced a plastic window mounting for my car ($12). It had been very noisy. I also replaced my cracked windshield. I had a memory it would be $500 to replace. Turns out it was $150. We have two doors to our house, the house key didn’t fit in one of them, until I got it re-keyed today ($20). All of this is little stuff, but it was maddening that it didn’t work right.  One of my long-time “issues” was thinking that stuff like that was a lot of trouble, and not worth the time and money, so I ended up tolerating a lot of little annoyances for a long time. No more, I’m on a tear to fix or replace a lot of the broken crap in my life, and it feels awesome.

For many of you, this may seem silly, stuff like this is no big deal, but it was a big deal for me, ugh, but no more. There are things in your life that seem like a big deal, but really aren’t, and when you get out of your own way, you can start fixing, improving, healing.

Where are you tolerating? Where are you putting up with sub-optimal crap? Where can things be better? What are your attitudes around that stuff?

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4 Comments to “Big Change for Me”

  1. JBE says:

    Great point. I am inspired to do the same. Thank you.

  2. I feel like I reached the age where if I didn’t do it, it wouldn’t get done. So I very rarely let the “little things” go. That said, my running shoes dumped sand on my bathroom floor a week ago and I still haven’t swept it up. Silly.

    Great post. Glad to have “found” you.

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