Transformation takes time. It is not going to happen overnight. If you really want to do it, you must be patient with yourself. And it must be your decision to transform yourself, to transform your life. It is simple, but hard. But with commitment, you can do it.
Do worry about how long it is going to take to transform your life. All you need to do is focus on the process. When it comes to change, process matters. If you want to change yourself, you must focus on the process. You must become process-oriented. And if you have the courage to focus on what you are doing, if you have the courage to focus on the process, you will reach your destiny.
When you change yourself, you change your future. When you get rid of what is holding you back, you are growing yourself. You are giving yourself a new look, a new life, a new body. When you transform yourself, you are investing in your future. Remember, you are not going to grow if you are not willing and ready to endure the pain that comes with change.
Change is not easy, but you can’t avoid it. Do not avoid any opportunity to change yourself. Wherever you find one, take it. Always look for opportunities to change yourself, to learn new things, to do what you haven’t done before, to talk to new people. Do not avoid it. If you avoid an opportunity to add value to yourself, you will never reach your destiny. It is not easy, but you can do it for yourself. And the right time to do it is now.
“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”- Joseph Campbell
You are your own designer. You can design your own life the way you want it. Everything is within your reach. You can do it. You can create it, but you have got to be willing to create it. You are not going to live a fulfilled life if you do not have the courage to create it. Whatever you want to design, whatever you want to create for yourself, you can create it. And now is the perfect time to start it. To start, do the following things:
“Don’t look for the next opportunity.”
Do not underestimate the power of what you are doing now. Whatever it is that you are doing right now, it has the power to change your life. Do not play with it. Take it seriously. Because it is the next opportunity that you are looking for. Your next opportunity is in your hands right now. Do not throw it away. Paul arden once said, “Do not look for the next opportunity. The one you have in hand is the opportunity.” What you are doing right now is what you are looking for. Take it seriously!
Have the courage to face your future
“We only have one future, and it will be made of our dreams, if we have the courage to challenge convention.”- Soichiro Honda
Success is all about courage. It is about having the courage to face your future, to do what you want to do, to live the life you want to live. It is not about running away from opportunities. Look, without courage, you are not going to grow. You are not going to achieve your dreams. Why is that? Because what you are looking for is on the other side of fear. And it will take courage to get there. Do you have the courage to face your future?
Get out of your comfort zone
If you want to get ahead in your life, you must get out of your comfort zone. Do not let the fear of failure stuck you in your comfort zone. If you stay there, you are not going to reach your highest potential. Tacitus once said, “The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.” If you are not growing in your comfort zone, you must leave. Because if you do not leave, you are not going to grow.
Live for yourself
You can treat others with love, with kindness, with comapassion, with respect, but you can live only for yourself. Do not try to make everybody happy. If you can make yourself happy, if you can live your life for yourself, that is good enough. In the words of John Donne, “We can live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” If you really want to help other people, you must first help yourself.