“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”
– Mary Engelbreit
I know a lot of people who don’t like changes in their lives. They prefer to stick to their familiar life, with the same habits and behavior, the same job, and the same house. They fear change.
I also know people who love and welcome change, and are not afraid of it.
Actually, I think the middle way is to be preferred. This is my opinion.
I value stability and safety, but if the change means improvement, then why not?
The truth is people always think and daydream about changes. They want to lose weight, find a new job, change the kitchen’s cupboards, make new friends, or live in a different city or abroad.
Some of these changes come true. However, many of them are constantly postponed and never happen.
If you want change, and by change I mean improvement, do it now. Don’t postpone it for the future.
Even when there is the desire for change, inner strength and persistence seem to lacking. Sometimes, the change seems to be too big, and therefore, one gets cold feet.
You can make small changes on a daily basis. These changes are easier to make, and they also give you the inner strength, belief and confidence to make bigger changes.
Here are a few examples:
- For a few days, eat something else for breakfast.
- If you drink coffee, start drinking tea.
- Take a walk each day, even for just twenty minutes.
- You may also go to sleep earlier than you usual and get up earlier in the morning.
- You can make changes to your wardrobe, and be a little more social with people.
With a little thinking, you can come up with a lot of ideas for small changes.
Making changes require various skills, such as inner strength, perseverance, willpower and self-discipline. If you want tips and guidance about these skills, I invite you to read the article, Willpower and Self-Discipline Guidance and Exercises.
For those of you, who want to make a greater progress, and to have the inner strength to do things and use them in their everyday life, I recommend reading my book, Strengthen Your Willpower and Self Discipline.