Ignorance is only bliss to those who intend on staying there.
They say when you know better you should do better. People take in valuable information everyday and choose not to apply it. Why is that? Is it forgetfullness, laziness, or being too comfortable? I am always reading or watching something that is going to teach me something about anything. But what's the point of all this knowledge if it's not applied anywhere? Is it my goal to become a walking library?! Absolutely not.
I want to better my life and encourage those around me to do the same.
I watched something recently that stated the odds of someone making a change is 9 to 1.
out of 10 people only 1 will be determined enough to make a significant change in their life.
Even though these odds are stacked up against you, something in the back of your mind tells you that you are the 1 out of 10. With all you have been through, all the talents you possess, all the knowledge you've acquired, you know that with enough time and effort you could beat the odds.
It's not a good feeling knowing what you could be but failing to amount to it. Knowing that life has something more in store, but you haven't found a way to tap into it. Although the odds of making life changes are slim, it's possible. People beat the odds everyday. They don't look back at where they were or who they used to be. They are looking forward at who they know they can be.
In order to beat the odds, make change a must and not a should.
If you knew the steps you must take in order to reach your goal, would you do it?
I've been breastfeeding over 4 months now. I will be breastfeeding until my child is 1 years old. At one he will be able to drink cows milk like the rest of us. There are alternatives that are much easier and less demanding. But I know that my son receives the most nourishment from the milk that I provide him.
So I made a choice, a choice to change. I made producing milk a MUST and not a should. I knew the actions I needed to take to be successful: have a pumping schedule, drink plenty water , take herbs, eliminate certain foods, incorporate other foods, amongst other things. And when someone asked me at the beginning if I was going to buy formula as a last resort for when things get tough (because it was tough. I'm talking cracked nipples and sore breasts. It got ugly ). I told them no.
Because with enough patience and know how, I knew I could reach my goal. 4 months down, 8 more to go.
With all the benefits I know about breast milk, I couldn't sit back and buy my son formula. Since I knew better, I decided to do better.
Just because something is better for you, doesn't make it easier to do. Now with all that you know about yourself and what you are capable of, can you sit back and watch your hopes and dreams waste away? Is your vision for who you can become not compelling enough for you to change?
What would it take to turn the things you should do into the things that you MUST do, to have the life you deserve?