Let’s continue our discussion about growing and changing. Two weeks ago (PART ONE) I shared a quote from Jim Rohn and his three major questions (PART ONE). Last week (PART TWO) I asked you about the weeds that might be stunting your growth. Did you pull them?
Close your eyes and imagine for a moment. What is your future?
If the truth is told in your imagination, you know that the future is whatever you wish it to be. Yes, it will take effort, and drive, but something this important is worth nothing less than your best. To change the results that you are getting now, you must change the way you act, the way you feel, and even the way you think.
Let’s go back to Jim Rohn’s questions:
- Who am I around?
- What effect are they having?
- Is that acceptable?
You are the quarterback of your life, and this moment could prove to be one of the many Super Bowls that you compete in. How many is entirely up to you.
Simply put, results will speak for themselves. Are you satisfied where you are? Or do you yearn for something a little grander, a little more…something? Well in order to change your results, you have to change you. There are a number of avenues open to explore. Some choose to philosophize, and expand their minds. Others choose to gain knowledge by reading a few more books. Still others strive to experience the tastes and textures of rich food. A few will make the conscious choice to look at the world with the wonderment of a child.
No matter which path you choose, all of them have the same underlying theme. The change and the growth that comes with experience and learning new things are essential to our existence as human beings. We have the ability, and some would say even the responsibility to evolve into something better than we were before. So now the question arises. How does one grow and change when everything around appears to be mired in stagnation?
The first step is to realize that true change, something that can give you real results, is not an instant process. There will be stumbles, and there will be times when a little change here or there can set you back. It’s important to make sure to check how your changes are altering the results you want. Does that two-mile walk at the end of the day leave you feeling ready for a good night’s sleep? Or does it leave you tired and irritable? Consider a small change to your evening walk, and your results might be much better.