This is a common question we all tend to ask ourselves. I remember asking myself this question for years. We all ask this question, but it can come in different forms. Here are a few ways we ask ourselves this question:
- How come I make a good living but am still struggling for money?
- Why can’t I lose weight and keep it off?
- Why is my marriage struggling?
- Why can’t I just be happy?
- Why isn’t my career taking off?
My mentor, Jim Rohn, was able to answer these questions and the overall question by simply saying,
“If you keep doing what you’e always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.”
It’s Often Called Insanity!!!
Insanity has been explained as doing the same things over and over again but expecting a different result. It is insane to think that life will just get better for us, without us doing anything to make it better. Many people go through the same routine every day, with no focus on self-improvement and are then surprised when nothing improves or when things stay exactly the same. I guess they are expecting the universe or God to just make things happen for them, living each day just waiting for things to get better. When it doesn’t happen, they are negative and angry. This negativity and anger makes the situation even worse. Insanity has kicked in and they are stuck.
“In order for things to change, you have to change!!!”
This is another great quote by Jim Rohn. They best way to make things change in your life is to make them change. Make life happen for you not to you. It is YOUR responsibility to build your life. You can’t wait for someone to change your life for you. If you do, you may not be happy with what you get. Sure, there are those extremely rare situations where a person falls ass backwards into some luck, but it is often short lived as they have just gotten lucky, not making any significant changes in who they are.
Let’s be real clear about something, so pay close attention:
- NO, you aren’t going to get better with money, unless YOU CHANGE!!!
- NO, you won’t be able to lose weight and keep it off, unless YOU CHANGE!!!
- NO, you’re marriage won’t get any better, unless YOU CHANGE!!!
- NO, you won’t be any happier, unless YOU CHANGE!!!
- NO, your career won’t take off, unless YOU CHANGE!!!
That’s right, something has to change and that has to be YOU!!!
We all want the best in our lives and want things to get better, but too many people are just waiting for that to happen to them. You can’t wait for it to happen, YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. It’s all on you. You can’t stand on the dock waiting for your ship to come in. You have to build a ship!!! You can’t walk a thousand miles by standing still. You have to take the steps!!! You have to build the future you want. You have to invest in yourself if you want things to get better. Anything we focus on, we can make better. It’s time to focus!!!
You may have many things you want to improve with your life, but let’s just focus on one at a time. If you are overweight, let’s focus on diet and exercise. If you can’t pay your bills each month, let’s focus on learning about money and how it works. If your marriage or significant relationships are struggling, let’s focus on how to make them better. In order to make a change in your life, you have to focus on what you want to change and learn how to change it. The only way to make the change happen is to get started today!!! Pick one thing you want to improve in your life and focus on it for one month. Watch how you can improve if you simply focus and YOU CHANGE!!!