Week7: Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shawn

Every year we speak of something called a New Year’s Resolution. The question is how many of us stick to our new year’s resolution? I know I don’t and I come up with all kinds of resolutions. Such as I’m going to lose weight, eat better, save money, fix my attitude etc. All of which I have never stuck to. I mean it’s even been times where I have started but I just never finish. I even write out all the things that I’m no longer going to eat or a number of days I’ll spend in the gym for the new year but it still never works. I ask myself from time to time why can’t I ever just stick to the resolutions? Why is it so hard? It’s like you want to take that next step but suddenly you can’t. You try to have a little bit of faith in yourself but if you fail one time you seem to give up. When I think about it I realize it’s that 6 letter word that’s holding me back. It’s called CHANGE!!!  Which is what this blog is all about Changing for the better and if you’re wondering why change is so hard this blog post is for you.

Change is one of the hardest things for human beings to do. As we grow and get older we get set in our ways and we forget that change can be a good thing. It could be beneficial to your life and you as an individual. We don’t realize but we need a change in our relationships, friendships, partnerships and dynamics of life. Change only happens when you can acknowledge that change is needed. Sometimes we need change in our walk, talk and a change in space. For example, we need to move to different cities, and towns so that we can encounter change for the better. The best way that we can achieve change is when we take the risk and aren’t fearful. When I think of change I think of two types which is change for YOURSELF and then change for PEOPLE. First thing first please don’t ever change your appearance, life, etc. just to make someone else happy. Changing for other people is a bad change in a sense because you are now stripping yourself of who you are just to please other people. When it comes to change for self if you avoid it and resist it; it will still enter your life it would just be harder to adapt to. For example, you keep telling yourself you need to lose weight so you won’t be unhealthy but then you pay a visit to your doctor just to find out you have high blood pressure which now means you must eat and live a healthier life. Not because you want to but because you must know so more than ever because high blood pressure is no joke. It’s no longer up for debate whether you should get healthy you must because your life is on the line. No one wants to be forced to do anything but in some situations, you must be forced to make a changed. Change is growth and who doesn’t want to grow in their life. Change is positive and who doesn’t want a life filled with positivity.

People usually avoid changes and prefer to stay in their comfort zone, but I am a true believer that once you get the courage and take the first step to change, your life will become much better, you’ll fell better and you’ll want to encourage other to be better. So, this post is to encourage others and even myself to change and come out of my comfort zone so that I can learn, engage and accept new things in life as well as opportunities. A lot of people will read and think about the changes they need to make but how many of you will make them? Please don’t get hung up over the changes but what you do once you make the changes. You should accept these changes and understand things change for a reason and usually, it’s for the better. It might scare you but don’t let it defeat you. Remember life is like a book and you get to write your own chapters because you wrote it you can make the changes. Always remember God will never take anything away from you without the intention of replacing it with something much better. which is one of the good things about god he will strip you of everything just to give you back 1o times more than you would have ever expected. By practicing things, changing habits you will notice your taking steps towards greatness and success. Changing yourself is one of the best rewarding processes you’ll ever experience. Change is hard don’t get me wrong but it gives you happiness, peace, and sanity. A happy life that you have full control of is something you should want to strive for.

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