I was listening to ‘We are the champions’ by Queen which made me think of the Para Olympians. How marvellous it must feel to overcome so many obstacles and how determined they were to keep on striving even through times of great change. Do the rest of us do this? Most of us are not very change oriented, resisting change as much as we can. The Buddhists have probably got it about right, claiming that the only two certainties in life are death and change. Many of us change only in the following circumstances as quoted by Anais Nin:‘ And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.’ I often see this in my clients. Most come to a hypnotherapist, coach and Mindfulness teacher because they wish to make a change in their lives and some don’t realise the simple truth that to make a change they need to change; their way of life, their attitude, a faulty belief or a behaviour. They literally need to be the change they seek. This is difficult but achievable and is preferable to being stuck in a rut if we wish to grow or develop. Children do not have this same problem. They change immensely in the first year of their life and if they gave up at the first obstacle, they ‘d never learn to walk or talk. So, is it time for you to make a change in your life now?