The Thing that must Change for your Situation to Change

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In order for your situation to change, you must change.

When I find myself making the same complaints and blaming things on the circumstances around me, it dawns on me that my circumstance is not the issue. It sounds so obvious,

For things to change, you must change".

But instead we tell others how they should change. We tell others what they should do and how to act. Hoping that a change in them will bring about a change in us.

The last thing we want to do is reflect on our own behavior and the impact it has on our lives. The last thing we want to do alter is ourselves. Even though altering ourself is the only thing we have sole power over. We'd rather not do it. We'd rather not try.

But you can't wait on people or situations to change in order to see your life change. You'll wait forever for something you don't even want.

In order to have control over your life, you must gain control over yourself. Ask yourself, what is the one thing that I could do differently that would change my circumstance?

Like many of us, I desire more time to get things done that are important to me. In order to have that, I would need to wake up earlier. I would need to give myself ample time to prepare for each activity my day consisted of. For as long as i can remember, I've been terrible with time, and I've never been a morning person. The thought of waking up any earlier than 5:45 makes me cringe. But is what I want less important than waking up earlier? If I keep starting my day the same, will I ever have control over  the rest of my day? If I never gain control of my days will I ever have control over my life? (I'm drastic like that.) But it's true.

Can you believe it's already August? If you haven't realized it by now, if you let your days pass you by, your year passes by even faster.

Each and every day makes up our life story. And I don't want to look back and say I stayed in a situation I wasn't happy with much longer than I wanted to all because I refused to wake up 30 minutes earlier. All because I refused to change.

I'd rather take control of my day instead of letting the day take control of me.

The changes you make don't have to be big in order to make a big impact. But the changes do have to be about you and you alone and allow the things around you to adjust.

Are you willing to sacrifice the person you are for the life you want?

Feel free, Mel