Get back into the front seat…CHANGE

CHANGE can take active and passive forms. We actively CHANGE our relationship status, workout routine, the food on our plate…and we passively watch CHANGE show up in our lives gradually, abruptly, and often, unexpectedly. How we orchestrate, navigate, and accept CHANGE is where our willPower kicks in.

CHANGE is inevitable; suffering is optional.” ~me

Taking a familiar quote normally associated with pain, I replace “pain” with our Word of the Week…because, let’s face it, CHANGE often feels umm… painful. As I recommended this time last year, when we accept some responsibility for the CHANGE showing up in our life, we step into the driver’s seat…or, at least, the front seat…that sweet spot of co-creation.

…everything that you’ve believed has gotten you to precisely the point where you are now. …you have to change what you’ve believed to be true about yourself that has landed you where you are.” ~Wayne Dyer

Interesting…what do you believe to be true about yourself that has landed you where you are? Where can you let your imagination help you create a new “reality”. That’s what this week is all about. CHANGE.

Understand it can’t happen outside, until it is believed inside.” ~me

When I work with clients who have had dramatic transformations, I often hear the feedback, “I still see myself as the fat girl”. It’s the same issue as when you go home for Thanksgiving and fall into the familiar familial pattern of who you were as an unruly teenager. You’ve changed, but Mom or Aunt Sally hasn’t quite caught up. Too bad…

This is our week to step into our new selves. To discard the mousy or less-than-thou forms of ourselves that continue to haunt us and hold us back. As the late Wayne Dyer directs, use your imagination to create the change you feel in your heart. Keyword: heart. What does your heart want? (Note: it may converge greatly from your mind’s “should” statements!)

By staying only with what your senses tell you is your reality, you place a barrier to letting your imagination create all that you wish, all that you desire.” ~ Wayne Dyer

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah is a studio owner, fitness instructor and competitor. She is a former investment banker and equity research analyst with her MBA from the Wharton School and her MA in International Affairs from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah is fluent in Japanese and consults with Japanese companies on corporate governance, finance, and investor relations. Sarah's interest in Japan stemmed from her first tour with Disney On Ice as a professional figure skater. For more info on Sarah and her studio, visit