Back before Christmas I purchased the upgrade for iPhoto for our Mac at home. We really love this particular software. It manages all our photos so easily and they readily sync with our phones and ipods. It suits grandparents wonderfully!
However, when I loaded the newest version, I recognized I had a problem. This upgrade of iPhoto required another update to my operating system. It’s called Snow Leopard. (That’s about all I know about that). Suffice it to say, I was left with two choices:
1) Purchase and load the Snow Leopard upgrade, or
2) Continue using the old version, and render my new copy of iPhoto (which couldn’t be returned because it had been opened) useless.
So I opted to purchase and load Snow Leopard. Without the upgrade, I would have missed all of the benefits of the new software. More time, more effort and, of course, more money!
One thing I have learned through the years is that whenever I make changes in my life, new challenges present themselves. It’s never as simple as 1-2-3. Change, upgrades, updates—call it what you will—are a process. But it’s worth the effort.
Maybe at the beginning of the year you decided to upgrade your health by losing weight, getting more rest, or focusing on better nutrition. Maybe you decided to upgrade your knowledge in some specific area—spiritually, emotionally, or maybe a particular hobby or something specific to your work. Or it could be that you determined a need to improve your attitude by looking at your circumstances differently.
Whatever resolutions you made, don’t give up on them just because you’ve run into an obstacle or two. It’s worth it, though it may cost you a bit more than you expected!