Bill Gates said, “The barrier to change is not too little caring, it is too much complexity.”
“Change is life. Life is Change.”
Not everything we faced can be changed. But if we don’t face something in life, we won’t know whether it can be changed or not. We cannot move forward in life without changing. Change is life. Life is change. If you are not ready for a change, you are less likely to do great things in life.
Remember, not everything we faced can be changed. James Baldwin said, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
“Change is the way.”
If want to do well in life, change is the way. If you are not changing, what are you doing? There is no way you can move forward in life without first embracing change. If you think it is possible, try it.
No one likes change. Change is uncomfortable. Change is scary. But if you want to grow, you must be willing and ready to change. Your life will change if you face it. Your situation will change if you face it. If you don’t face that thing that is scaring you to death, that thing is not going to change.
But when it comes to change, one thing is clear: if you want things to change, face it. Wayne Dyer said, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
In other words, if you want things to change and you take the right actions to change them, the things you want to change will change. Take the right actions, and your life will change.
One can’t be successful without first knowing who one is. Life will be much more easier for you if you know who you are, what you want, where you are going, and how to get there. You cannot achieve anything of value if you are not functioning at your highest level. You cannot achieve anything great if you are just passing time. If you pass time, time will pass you.
If you want to become the person that you have always wanted to be, you MUST master yourself. You must master your life. Here are some additional steps to take if you are to become who you want to be:
“Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.”– Joss Whedon, American producer
The first thing to do if you want to become who you want to be is to be yourself. Yourself, but nothing else. If you are not yourself, who are you? To be yourself, you MUST believe in yourself, trust yourself, love yourself, accept yourself, think for yourself, and celebrate yourself. Don’t compete with others; cooperate with others. If even you want to compete, let it be against yourself. Remember to always be yourself if you want to succeed.
“Dig your well before you’re thirsty.“- Harvey Mackay
There is power in preparation. Always prepare yourself to succeed. Don’t underestimate anything. Always prepare yourself to seize anything opportunity. Don’t wait for people to tell you what to do. Do it before they even have the chance to tell you anything. The secret to success is preparation, preparation, preparation.
Don’t Resist Change.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them- that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally toward in whatever way they like.”- Lao Tzu
Change is important to your growth and development. Don’t resist change. Allow things to flow. Allow things to happen the way it ought to be, not the way you want it to be. Change is a way to learn, to understand yourself, to know others, to think in different ways, to get out of comfort zone. If you don’t understand why change is been proposed, don’t resist it. Find a way to understand why the change is been proposed. Change is not funny, so is status quo. If you want your life to change, embrace change. Don’t resist it. In the words of JIm Rohn, “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”
“It is the small disciplines that lead to great accomplishments.”- Jim Rohn
There is no success without discipline. If you want to become who you want to be, you must discipline yourself. Do the things that are important to you. Don’t spend your time on things that are not getting you any closer to your dreams. For example, if you have an important project to work on, instead of watching the TV, spend time on your project. You can watch your TV later. In other words, according Stephen Covey, “Do the first thing first.” Focus on what will make you a better, smarter person.
“If you have everything under control, you are not moving fast enough.”– Mario Andretti, Race Car Driver
If you have everything under control in your life, it means you are not moving fast enough. It means you are not taking calculated risks. It means you are playing it too safe. It is okay to play it safe, but know when to say, ‘enough is enough.’ If you want to take risks, make sure that the risks are worth taking. Make sure they are going to help you become a better person. Don’t take risks because people pressured you to do so. Take risks because you know is the right thing to do. Remember to look before you jump. Don’t jump before you look.
Failure is Inevitable.
“Failure is inevitable, make it a strength.”- J.K. Rowling
Failure is a part of life. It is a part of the game of life. If you want to move forward, if you want to learn, if you want to be a better person, you MUST embrace failure. It is okay to failure, but don’t make it a habit. If you fail at something, don’t beat yourself up. Listen to yourself. Learn from failure, and move on. Michael Jordan said, “I can accept failure, everyone fail at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” Failure is not a crime, not trying is. If you want to be better than you are today, don’t let the fear of failure stops you from pursuing your purpose in life.
Nothing is impossible if you want it to be possible. If you want it, you can get it. It begins with you. It starts with self-belief. If you believe in yourself, nothing you cannot do. But if you don’t believe in yourself, you cannot even kill a butterfly.
It starts with you, not with me, not with your neighbor, but you. If you want it, it is your responsibility to get it done. it is your responsibility to be rich. It is also your responsibility to be poor. You can change it by changing how you see life, how you see success, how you see failure.
The impossible is made possible through action. Only action change things for you. If you want to do the impossible, take action. Don’t wish, just do it. It is scared, but if you do it, your life will never be the same again.
Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest species that survive, not the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.” Change is important if you want to move forward, if you want to grow, if you want to add value to your life and the lives of people around you.
But you can’t move forward if you keep staying away from change. You can’t get out of your comfort zone if you keep fighting change. You cannot grow if you keep resisting change.
Change is a way of life. It is here to stay. If you want to survive your life, your job, you MUST embrace change, not fighting it. The people who are doing well are those who learned how to cope with change. Change is scary, but not to destroy you.
People resist change because it is scary. It makes them uncomfortable. It makes them nervous. Change represents confusion. It threatens the status quo, meaning it threatens the usual ways of doing things. It threatens the, “This is how we do things here.”
If you want to be better, to grow, to explore, to know more than you think you know, embrace change. Don’t resist change. Socrates said, “The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Fighting the old will only keep you in your comfort zone. Neil Strauss said, “Great things never come from comfort zone.” Don’t fight the old, build the new. That is the way to move forward.