“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”
― Eric Roth
People lament the fact that organizations don’t change in the right way. Personal growth, professional growth, individual habits, weight loss, a better outlook on life, career, or relationships don’t change until you decide you want them to change. All to often we wait for something else to change in the world to make us feel better. It is really the other way around. We have to change to feel better in the world.
There is nothing that will satisfy you or fill you up with happiness or joy unless you are open to letting new things into your life. It means you may need to make changes in your life in order to experience life the way you would like to experience it. Want a better career than you have to be the person that is capable of having that better career.
If you are wondering what will make you happy then find out how to make other people happy. You grow into happiness, happiness doesn’t appear and happen to you, you have to be open to happiness.
It all starts with a change of mindset, a new state of mind. The question is what will it take for you to make the changes to get more out of your life. It starts with a goal, your goal, for something better in your life.
Making your life better doesn’t start with something else change it starts with your change, your desire to make a change. It all starts when you decide that you want to make a change. There is no treatment, no magic bullet, no amount of “others” asking you to make a change that will cause a change to happen “in” you. It is a step that you have to make. It is that first act of courage that says, “I want to make my life better.” What will it take for you to take a step forward in your life today?