Again, change is right there, it’s waiting, it's available, its infinitely patient, it will wait around to your death if you let it. A timid step to action is all it takes to feel a bit of internal satisfaction. Make that timid step a habit, make it an addiction! What can you do right now to sway the pendulum of life in your favor? Reading this blog gets you no closer to your destination. Stop being a consumer and start being a producer. The only argument to have is between you and your head. Your brain will always feel satisfied with the cheap thrills of life; TV, social media, video games, alcohol, drugs (legal and illegal), buying shit you don’t need but want because others have it, replacing food for feelings, the list goes on and on. Cut out the cheap thrills, focus on yourself, family, friends, humanity and your passions. You cant buy your way to action. There is no book, expert, mentor or magic sentence or video that's going to give you the final push you want to get going. You, on your own, must make the decision to go. Begin now, take a small step in a direction you need to be headed. I talk about massive action all the time but baby steps can be powerful too, they can grow into leaps and bounds. Change is like everything else in the world, if you are going to get good at it, you must practice.
Do not wait for inspiration, the right time to achieve anything for yourself or others is always now. Do not wait for the energy, get used to not having it and move forward anyway. Do not wait for new years or any other seemingly significant dates, start now. Move forward when you’re not feeling it, move forward when you’re not sure, move forward and make mistakes, move forward before everything is perfect or excellent, always move forward. And most of all, do not let the fear of other peoples opinions stop you. Move forward when you are consumed by fear. The fear will die and its skeleton grip on you will fade as you carve out the life you design for yourself. If you are not shaping your life into what you want, someone or something else is, whether it be your family, friends, culture, job etc. Take control of your life, start today and never stop.
The change that so many of us chase can be deceiving. You can successfully take steps in the right direction but because the end goal is so vastly different than where you currently are, the change you desire appears to be frozen in time. Its overwhelming and feels like the end goal will never be reached. Move forward anyways, keep at it. You need to allow enough time to pass so that your senses can perceive the difference happening. Sometimes the change we chase takes years or decades to achieve. For myself, I'm on a lifelong journey of being a student to life and always trying to dig in my head a bit to question the voices. Some version of ourselves will prevail into the future, make it your best version. No exceptions, no excuses, no regrets. Overcome the ape.
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