… and it’s probably ME!
People are creatures of habits. Good habits, bad habits, significant habits, useless, useful, smart, dumb, enjoyable, annoying,… ALL SORTS OF HABITS. Like it or not even the most spontaneous people in the world have habits – like being spontaneous. We are what we think, feel, say and do.
When we encounter situation that do not make us happy and pleased we naturally look for a change. We don’t like the restaurant that we walk into, we walk out and find a different one. We order a coffee that doesn’t taste the greatest and we ask barista for a different one. We try on a shirt that doesn’t fit right and we pick a different one.
We are surrounded by options. Changing our environment to feel comfortable has become extremely easy and convenient with millions and millions of options available out there. It became our habit to change everything around us to feel better. It became convenient to blame our discomfort on our surrounding. We became stiff and stuck. Our mind got molded into cozy shape and is getting rusty and dusty.
This becomes a big and unavoidable issue when the unpleasant is inside of us. When our body is the environment we would like to escape from. When our thoughts are the bitter tasting coffee and our dreams don’t fit. There is no other way, no other option but to change ourselves.
Yes I know, it’s awful to realize you are the reason things are not what you want them to be. It’s sort of shameful to admit it. It’s scary to step away from the familiar and just wander. It’s uncomfortable, unknown, and inconvenient.
However on the bright side remember that you are the easiest to change. Think about it - you are in complete control of yourself. Unlike your surroundings, your thoughts, your goals, your opinions and your doing is entirely and only up to you.
It is a lot more difficult to convince a stranger than youself to try a plant-based diet or a new type of workout. It only takes a simple decision for you to give it a try, while a stanger needs a persuasive “sale-pitch” to even consider it. You will most likely never be able to change restaurant’s menu, but you’re in complete control of what you order of that menu. You can’t control your competition and their actions, but you can control your own training and performance.
Know that when you feel like something has to change, yourself will be the easiest. ..as well as the most worthwhile and rewarding. Because with change comes movement, with movement comes progress, with progress comes growth and with growth come success and reward. And the best thing about growth is that it’s indefinite. Therefore success and rewards can be indefinite as well.
So, focus on what you can control, which is your SELF and change you habits. Develop new ones, get rid of unnecessary ones and better the old ones. Strive for SELF-CHANGE and enjoy YOUR SUCCESS.