Radicalizing Your Transformation – Day 245 of 365 Days to a Better You

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Many of you have probably encountered the serenity prayer at some point in your lives. It’s a beautiful, inspiring prayer that many, including me have found empowering. There’s a line in that prayer that reads:

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.”

Today I came across a quote that twists this line in a radical way and it immediately resonated with me. It’s the rebellious cry of someone ready to challenge the status quo. Not surprising, because it was coined by a political activist and professor named Angela Davis. She spent her early life operating way outside the political and civil norms in our culture.

Here’s the quote. “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.”

The power of the serenity prayer is its reliance on the power of acceptance and rest there are forces beyond our control. All true. At certain times in your journey, this is a needed message.

However, if you’re feeling stuck, trying the same things over and over, and getting nowhere; you may need to radicalize your mindset to the second quote. It’s a statement filled with fire and determination to overcome the obstacles that stand between your dreams and you. It’s a refusal to accept what is anymore. It’s a statement of I’m ALL IN in on changing my circumstances.

I think we can find wisdom and power in both quotes. If you’re ready to kick your status quo to the curb, the second quote may provide the fuel to inspire it. I think you’re entitled to get radical for your dreams.

Ray

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Ray Davis

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Framingham, MA with his wife and his black lab, Mia.

3 thoughts on “Radicalizing Your Transformation – Day 245 of 365 Days to a Better You”

  1. Oh I love that second quote. In fact, I have 50+ affirmations on my bathroom mirror – many of which were recently redone after over 3 years of growing (they’re in the shape of a tree to a) save space so I can see in the mirror and b) because I love trees hehe), and the branches which began with few, grew many and recently needed an upgrade, as with growth comes change. Something I took from you was switching a few I AMs (which still exist in quite a few) to I TRUST … I LOVE the feeling, power and truth in I TRUST. Thank you for that. And now I’m going to add this one ” “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” Fabulous – but as a tree, and my personally diagnosed symmetrical OCD – I shall need another branch for the other side … any suggestions?

    Love what you’re putting out here … much gratitude. Kimberly 💖

    1. That’s awesome that you outgrew your affirmations and had to replace them! love the I TRUST. I’m adding that to my regimen. Thanks for reading the blog and for sharing your insights. Blessings to you!
      Ray

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