A lot of people want change.
A lot of people think about change.
A lot of people talk about change.
But how many people ever do?
How many people ever stop and realize that change isn’t something you wait for, something you wish for. It’s not something you can pray for, then open your eyes and be looking at a different life.
Change requires action.
Change requires being honest with yourself.
Change requires asking yourself “What don’t I like about my current situation, and what can I do to make things better?”
Because that’s what everyone wants, right? We want things to be better than they already are. Better job, better friends, better health, better relationships. But what does it take for us to realize that we can want all we want, but if we don’t take action, if we don’t start working towards making things better, we will always just be.. wanting.
Change is not easy. It’s even scary; a lot of people are scared of the word. They’d rather have things stay exactly the way they are than risk trying something different, something new. Why? I’m not sure. Maybe they don’t want to stand out, they’d rather “fit in”. Or maybe they know exactly what they want, but they also know the work involved, and it scares them away.
But change is necessary. If the things you’re doing in your life right now aren’t working for you, if they’re not pushing you a little closer to your goals every day, then change is necessary. If you’re feeling stuck, like I sometimes do, like so many people are right now, then change is necessary.
And it’s not easy, I assure you. But you don’t need me to tell you that. You’ve been wanting it forever. All you need to do is ask yourself “What needs changing?”
The rest is simple.
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw