I have heard it said many times, that if you want something different, you must do something different. Many individuals say they want change, but only with their words. Their actions do not line up with those words. Many continue to do the same ole habits, hang around the same ole haunts, sit in front of the same old tv programs, spend hours on end on the phone in idle gossip, in other words, they follow the same routine, the same path and wonder why they can’t achieve anything. Even the bible tells us that faith without works is dead.
Everyone of us has the power to change our lives at any given time, if they are not satisfied with it. While there may be a few things beyond our control, for the things that aren’t, one can make a real difference. But why don’t those who say they want change, change? More often than not I have found the root cause is in one word…laziness. It takes effort. It takes work. Breaking with habits and traditions, and with what has become easy or status quo, is not going to just happen. One must put forth effort to break a cycle that they no longer wish to continue. Once the plan is decided, the steps must be taken to ensure that something new and different is put into motion. Once the motion happens, there must be continuous movement toward the new direction. Even when opposition comes, still movement in the new direction must continue. Thus when one stops doing the work necessary to bring about change, then change eludes them. What they have become to accept in their current situation remains the order of the day. So the next time you decide you want to change something about you or your life, remember that you are the only one who can do it and you also must do the work that it requires for the change to occur. Otherwise stop the lip service and just continue to live with whatever state you find yourself in. You can change your life and your circumstances, if YOU really want to, if you really will do the work necessary to make it happen. You are the ONLY one who can!