I am assuming since you are here reading this post, that there is something in your life that you wish to change. Whether it’s an addiction, your finances, your career, a relationship or any number of other things, just remember that YOU have the power to change your life. You are capable of doing ANYTHING that anyone else has done.
Because there is something that you wish to change, you need to be able to acknowledge that the way you’ve been doing things does not work. If it did, you wouldn’t be wanting to change it now, would you?
“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.” ~ Socrates
Unfortunately for us, a lot of our problems have root causes that are not so easy to see. Just about everything in our life is intricately connected, and when there is a problem in one part, it can affect the others. For this reason it is important to let go of everything you think you know about a certain area of your life in which you are performing badly, and start out again from a fresh perspective.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ~ Unknown
Repeating actions that have failed you in the past in hopes of a better outcome is like beating your head against the wall in hopes that you can get through it. The only outcome is going to be a major headache!
For example: if you have financial problems, there is a good chance that your view of money is flawed, and continuing to do things the way you have always done will ultimately lead you to financial ruin. You are not likely going to win the lottery, and if you did, it probably wouldn’t change anything. Having more money isn’t going to fix your problems.
You need to change your perspective and look at your situation differently than you normally would. There is no fairy godmother that’s going to grant your wish of fame and fortune. Fate isn’t going to dump riches on you. The only way to get there is by learning to think in the same manner as others who have made it there. Your finances are your responsibility. Rich people, corporations and government are not responsible for your financial problems, the problem is YOU. That’s right, I said it. You are responsible for what goes on in your life, and a change won’t come about until you admit that you have a problem.
Once you can admit that you are at fault for the course your life has taken, you can then make the decision to change that course. Find someone who has the trait or quality you want, and learn how they do it. In my article Repentance: Not Just for the Religious I talk about how if you are poor but want to become rich, you look at some rich people like Warren Buffett and Donald Trump, and learn how they think about their money and their finances, and learn to think like they do. Your line of thinking got you to where you’re at, just as their line of thinking got them to where they’re at. Change your line of thinking and you can change your life.
Best of luck to you! And remember, if I could change my life, so can you!
For more on turning your finances around, check out my Yahoo! article: Taking The First Step Toward Financial Freedom