Couldn’t we all be better at embracing change? As human beings, we are born with an inbuilt ability to adapt and grow according to our environment. Yet, at the same time, we crave familiarity and routine. All too often, we find ourselves tied down instead of grounded – resentful of ourselves, of others and our situations for not being what we want them to be.
As Einstein once said, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” The solution, then, is obvious. We should all be more willing to experiment – to free ourselves from whatever is hindering us from changing if we want to see results; and by results, we mean happiness.
With all of this in mind, here are two things about yourself that you can change, and one thing you can’t.
You Can Change – Your Priorities
Do you have a goal in life, such as owning a home or changing careers, that seems so far out of your reach you’re not sure you’ll ever make it? If you’re taking steps to achieve your goal (i.e., saving money, expanding your skillset) then great. If you’re no closer to meeting the endpoint than you were five years ago, it’s time to set new priorities.
If your dream in life is to become a pilot, for example, you need to make that your top priority by saving up for lessons and carving out time to practice – even if it means sacrificing some home comforts. Obviously, your family, friends and kids will always come first, but it doesn’t have to be one or the other. By achieving your personal goals, you will become a better spouse/parent/sibling and set an excellent example for them to live by.
You Can Change – Your Appearance
No one should ever make you feel like you have to change your appearance, but if you want to, then you shouldn’t let anyone stand in your way. The way we look has a powerful impact on our self-esteem. If you think dressing in a new style, getting a tattoo or losing weight will make you feel more confident, go for it. Just don’t fall down the rabbit hole of chasing perfection, as this is a fast track to unhappiness.
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You Can’t Change – Your Past
We all have aspects of our past lives or past selves that we’d like to change, but the reality is that we can never alter what’s gone before. Whatever mistakes you’ve made, money you’ve lost or people you’ve hurt, one of the amazing things about life is that there’s always a chance to start over.
So, instead of dwelling on what you did yesterday (or last year, or five years ago), think about how you could have done things differently and how that will impact your tomorrow. It may sound like clichéd advice, but there’s wisdom behind it.