We'd like to welcome you to this month's Motivational and Inspirational Corner Newsletter. Today we're going to briefly talk about change and its importance in forging the type of life you wish to live. If there is one sure certainty about life, it's that nothing remains the same. In order to maximize our abundant potential, it is imperative that we change - and change for the right reasons.
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
- Motivational message by Mahatma Gandhi -
Since change is going to occur in your life with or without your input, doesn't it make a lot of sense to control the changes that control your life? Absolutely. However, it should be noted that many people are hesitant or downright reluctant to make changes in their lives. The very thought of making any sort of change whatsoever petrifies these folks right to the bone. Even though they want to do better, in many instances a lot better, they have been conditioned to avoid change like the plague.
"Don't fear change, embrace it."
- Inspirational message by Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book -
Not making changes whenever they are needed or, worse yet, refusing to make the required changes can wreck havoc on a winner's life. While change can be a little scary, the other side of the coin can be downright devastating. The only way to improve your lot in life is to make choices and then make changes. If you're not happy with where you are and the direction you're headed, some changes are in order. The sooner you make them, the better. It's important to acknowledge the fact that if you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting the same results In order to get a different result, you have to change today.
"Nothing endures but change."
- Inspirational Message by Heraclitus -
Please note we didn't say you "might" change. No, we said you must change. Please understand that you and you alone hold the key to your future. In order for you to bring out your very best, you must be ready, willing and able to change. Further, it is important that you change today. Not sooner or later or whenever you get around to it. No, the only time you control is right now, so right now is the only time you can implement change. Why in the world should you keep putting your life on layaway? You shouldn't. Hey, if you're not ready to change right now in order to significantly enhance your life, when will you be?
"It is never too late to become what you might have been."
- Motivational quote by George Eliot -
No, it is never too late to become the best you were put on earth to be. Regardless of your previous conditioning, past circumstances, how old or young you may be or the type of choices you've made in the past, today you can turn your life around. Yes, you can. The past is exactly that - the past. It is behind us. The only thing that matters from this point forward is all of the great things that are ahead of us. Winners come to realize that their past does not equal their present.
In our highly acclaimed Power Performance Program (c), we constantly remind our listeners about the incalculable importance of implementing needed changes - when they're needed. Winners embrace change by constantly looking for a better way, a smarter way and a faster way of doing things. The only way any of us can turn our lives around and get them heading in the right direction is to change - and change for the better.
"To change and to change for the better are two different things."
- German Proverb -
I encourage you to welcome change as a way of life. Look for a better way, search for a smarter way and seek to uncover faster and more efficient ways of doing everything you do. Look for ways to incorporate all sorts of changes, both big and small, into your day to day activities.
One last thing. You need to make sure that any changes you make are made for the right reasons as well. Changing because someone else thinks you should isn't going to result in lasting change. No, if you're going to change and then keep the change, the change has to be important to you. Otherwise, it'll never last.
"Behold, I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye ..." - Corinthians -
We invite you to look for changes that will make your life as good as it can get and then make those changes right then and right there. When change becomes a healthy habit, your life will get better than you ever dreamed was possible.