Nothing happens by itself, change requires action.
When you want something to change you must be the one making the change. It should go without saying but the reality is this, you cannot change another person. The only thing you can change is the choices you make and the actions you take.
If you are not happy with the world, don’t blame the world. Take action to make your situation better. Likewise, don’t blame other people for unhappiness. You and you alone are responsible for your joy and your life. This doesn’t mean it will always be easy but every situation can be improved with the appropriate action.
Stop waiting for something to happen, rather start taking steps to make a change. Don’t rely on others to make your life better. Yes, people can help us, and they do, but you are the catalyst for your own growth.
If I simply talk about what I want but don’t take any steps to turn my ‘want’ into reality, the only person I can blame is myself. When I sit for six months complaining instead of doing I am no further ahead of where I was six months ago. If however, I spent the last six months learning and taking all the required steps towards completing my goal, then I’m moving forward and progressing.
I’ve heard many people say that someone else is holding them back, to which I always say, the only thing holding you back is you. Take a single mother who works six days a week and runs around for her children. Why is it she can get a better job and get ahead to make her life easier when another, who is possibly struggling less, cannot? Well, it’s because late at night when the children are in bed she is studying and taking online courses. Is she tired? Yes! Is it hard? Yes! Does she complain? No. She does what is necessary to improve her situation. She owns the responsibility for herself.
There may be setbacks, sure. Some situations are tougher than others but we have to be willing to put in the work. We have to be willing and open to growth but mostly we have to be willing to change. We live in a world where almost anything is possible and the only thing stopping us is the limitations we put on ourselves.
Always remember that when there is no action there can be no change. Why? Because change requires action.
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