The only thing that is constant in life is change. Everything around us is changing. But whether we see it or not, whether we feel it or not, we are changing everyday. We need to change if we are to grow in life.
You can change if you want to. You can do it if it is important to you. People don’t change because change is not pretty. Change is uncomfortable. Change is scary. Change makes people nervous. They are scared of the uncertainty, or the newness that comes with change.
If you embrace change, change will embrace you. You cannot grow without embracing change. Don’t fight change, embrace change. A successful change will take you to the next level. A successful change will get you that promotion you have been waiting for. But if you resent it, if you fight it, if you resist it, you are hurting yourself. You will remain in your comfort zone. Remember, comfort zone is just comfort zone. It offers nothing new. It offers no growth. It makes you comfortable.
You are not going to get better by chance, but by change. You can change your life by changing your thinking. You can change your life by changing the way you view change. You cannot change your life by fighting change, but by embracing change. Jim Rohn said, “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” If you change the way you think, you can change your life. You are the only one who can do it. No one has the power to change your life, but you. No one has the power to make your life better, but you.
You can change your life, you can make your life better, if you want to. Change it by changing your thinking.
Why is it important to be our real selves? Why can’t we just keep ‘faking it till we make it?’
Great questions! It is impossible to live a great life without first knowing who you are, what is important to you, and what makes you happy. If you don’t know your true self, then you are not living your own life. You are faking it till you make it. When will you come out of your closet?
The only life you have is YOURS, not mine. Euripides said, “There is just one life for each of us: our own.” Until you start to live your own life, you are not really living your own life, you are living other people’s lives. Do you want to live like that? I hope not.
It is important to live your OWN life. When you live your own life, you will have the chance to focus on yourself- your skills, your talents, your relationships, your personal and professional development, your self- discovery. But if you focus on other people’s lives, you are not living your own life to the fullest. You are wasting your time on earth.
The only way to be your real self, your true self, is to be ORIGINAL. You cannot be yourself when you imitate people. Imitation is not real. It is a photocopy. To accomplish great things in life, you have to be yourself. If not, your self-esteem will suffer. Herman Melville said, “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” It is better to fail being yourself than to succeed being another person. If you succeed being another person, you have not succeeded. But if you succeed being yourself, you have succeeded.
Be yourself, don’t imitate anyone, and you will succeed.