You cannot escape change because it is the story of our lives.
Postad den 14 juli 2012, kl 20:54
It is always worth making changes.
The path to change begins deep inside us. A decision to act and turn thoughts into action has to be made, instead of waiting for some external force that would pull us into action.
Every man builds routines, opinions, stances, personalities and behaviours that make him do only things that he is used to. Even if he does not like what he is doing, or what is happening in his life - instead of making changes, he stays glued to the old customs, old ways, faded rules, well-trodden paths.
People tend to complain about everything, except about themselves. Their problems are caused by external forces like: weather, economy, a supervisor at work, office politics, national politics or even their parents. As a result, those problems exist and reoccur and nothing changes – until we find ourselves on a path toward change – because this is the only way to happiness and success. This constant tendency makes us do what we have always done and achieve what we have always achieved.
We are afraid to change
It is wonderful to enjoy what is happening in our life – but the tragedy is to be dissatisfied that we have achieved so little in life.
Action and not stagnation
The claim that somebody else can move us, stimulate us, influence us, motivate, is not always correct.
We have to motivate ourselves
Only when we realise that we ourselves are responsible for our life – when we stop waiting for something to happen, to arrive from outside – only then will we be able to make changes in our life and bring joy and satisfaction from this achievement.
Change and personal development are great challenges, often difficult and frightening, but they may bring great rewards.
Changes are necessary in order to achieve a chosen goal, to make our dreams come true. Changes help us to shape our personal development. In order to make changes we do not have to wait until tomorrow – as everything that we want to change is so close, is inside, inside us.
There are moments when we would like to stop and evaluate our life – who we really are deep inside, what kind of role we are playing in our life and how our life is really going. If we cannot change anything around us – surely we can CHANGE OURSELVES.
(Translated from Polish by Dr Malgorzata Woolnough)
Erik Kinnhammar, er korrespondent från andra sidan Atlanten.