Whenever you want to travel to any destination it’s important to note what you have at your disposal before going away. Do you have enough time and resources to go away? Have you planned your itinerary beforehand so you know what to do once you get there? Is your passport and traveling documents up-to-date? Will you go alone or with a companion? And so on. It’s uncommon to go away without any planning beforehand right? In the same way, how can you improve your life before getting to know yourself?
The starting point of any voyage is just as important as the place of arrival. The same occurs in life. Before you endeavor to improve upon yourself, you identify who you are, what you believe in, what your values and standards are, and I believe, you should question them wholeheartedly. You pinpoint what’s holding you back from success so you know exactly what you need to do to improve, change or discard. It’s not an easy task I know, there are obstacles, difficulties and even people who will get in your way toward success. But let’s be honest, anything worthwhile in life takes decision, courage, determination, discipline, and several valuable attributes that many aren’t willing to develop.
Life is paradoxical because if you are comfortable with yourself now, life will be tough on you, but when you work hard on yourself, life will be extremely comfortable with you. Hence, the reason why successful people enjoy better lifestyles than others because they value the attributes I just mentioned and have hard-working mentalities that caused the results they now enjoy. Therefore make a commitment in this very moment to work hard on yourself so that you too live the rest of your life the way you really want to live it.
Trina Paulus once said, “How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” Many opt to remain caterpillars all their lives and can’t see themselves as butterflies. To become a butterfly you must stop being who you are so you become who you were meant to be in the first place. If you want to have a new wardrobe, for instance, you must give away your old clothes first, so that you make space for new ones, don’t you? The same principle applies when you want to become a better person: You change the dominating thoughts that occupy your mind and reprogram yourself with a new mentality.
Jack Canfield said, “Say no to the good to say yes, to the excellent” Ships are safe in the harbor, but is that what ships were built for?
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