Your Life Is A Reflection Of Many Choices You Have Made

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Steve Maraboli writes, “Your life is a reflection of many choices you have made at the innumerable amount of choice-points you’ve crossed.” Life is about choices. Don’t worry about the bad choices you have made in the past. You can’t change the past, but you can change your future. You can change your future by paying attention to what you are doing right now. What you are doing right now is shaping your future.

You can change your life today. Don’t let your bad choices hold you back. Don’t let your past mistakes hold you back. If you want to change your life, you must change yourself. You can change your life by taking advantage of the opportunities around you. “Don’t sleepwalk through your life”. If you delay yourself, the opportunity will not be there for you. If you want to catch it, you must wake up. You must not sleepwalk through life.

Once you have made up your mind to pursue something, don’t think too much about it. Because if you spend your entire life thinking about it, you will cripple yourself. Once you know what you want for yourself, for your life, for your family, then make your decision and then do it. Don’t wait. Don’t wait for the perfect time to do something. There is no such thing as a perfect time. If you want to do something, if you really mean it, do it today.

If you want to get something done in your life, you have got to do it yourself. You have got to follow your path. You have got to do your own thing. Allen Ginsberg said, “Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” If you wait for someone else to do it for you, you are going to wait forever. Make up your mind for yourself. And you will get what you want.

Change Takes Time

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Why do you want to change your life? Do you have what it takes to change your life? You can change your life if you believe you can. But you have got to be patient with yourself. Change takes courage. It takes time. You can do it if you believe you can.

Assess yourself. Make sure you check yourself for your strengths and weaknesses. Make sure you are ready to make the change that you want to make. Don’t change anything when you are not ready. Don’t change because people ask you to change. You change your life when you are ready. It is never too late to change what you don’t like in your life. It is never too late to modify what is not working well for you. It is never too late to maintain what is working for you.

Keep and maintain what is working for you. People try to change when they are not ready. If you are not ready and you jump into changing your life, for sure, you will mess up. Change takes time. Change is difficult. Change is inevitable. We are changing every day. But before you change, make sure you are changing for the right reasons. And if you are changing for the right reasons, be patient. Change is not going to happen overnight.

Ask yourself: “Do I have what it takes to achieve my goals?

Changing your life is important. Whether you like it or not, you are changing every day, and you will continue to change. If you are not changing, you are dying. If you are not adding value to your life, you are not helping your life. If you are not moving, you are staggering. If you don’t have a plan, you are wandering. If you don’t know where you are going, you are confused.

Believe you can change your life. According to Norman Vincent Peale, “You can if you think you can.” Do you really believe in yourself? If not, why?