Nothing I write is going to change your life.
Despite my best intentions and sincere belief that anyone can live the life of their dreams, I can’t make that happen for you. I write to motivate, encourage and inspire. But without the internal desire and an ambition to change, my efforts are worthless.
They’re just words.
I can’t take you by the hand and lead the way.
I can’t stand behind you and kick you in the ass…
You can’t expect your life to be any different when you wake up in the morning until you start doing something to change it. Each day is going to be just like the last … an eternal loop of the day before. If you want something different, you have to do something different. If you keep doing the same thing day after day after day, you’re always going to get the same results.
Changing your life isn’t about changing who you are.
“You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your fucking khakis.” ~ Tyler Durden, Fight Club
It’s about discovering who you really are and what you want out of life. It’s about figuring out what matters to you and what doesn’t. It’s about stripping away the bullshit (and there’s a lot of it) so that the essence of who you are can finally shine through. It’s about living in line with your values, your beliefs and in pursuit of your vision of a meaningful life.
But to get there, you have to force yourself out of your comfort zone.
Today is thanks to yesterday and tomorrow depends upon what you do today. Forcing yourself into uncomfortable situations, doing strange (sometimes terrifying) things, traveling to exotic places and meeting new people … these are the things that will change your life.
Sitting at home watching The Biggest Loser isn’t going to help you lose weight. Reading inspirational blogs is pointless unless you act upon that inspiration. Dreaming about that vacation isn’t going to get you anywhere. You must take action! So turn off the TV and go for a walk. Use your newfound inspiration to create something beautiful. Stop dreaming and start planning…
The life of your dreams is out there waiting.
Do you have the courage to live it?