This blog post won’t change your life. I can’t change your life. Your parents, spouse, children, friends, coworkers can’t change your life. Those posts and books about 4-day-productivity-superhuman-miracles won’t change your life.
There is only one thing that can: you.
You and you alone have the power to change you.
You have to decide that you want to change.
Change is a long, hard road. There are no shortcuts. There isn’t an easy way out. The only real teacher is failure. I won’t pretend that any of this is easy. Changing habits in your life will push you down, spit in your face, make you cry. You’ll want to give up. You will give up. You’ll bargain with yourself. You’ll bargain with God or the sky or some higher power.
But, in the end it will make you stronger, better, faster, smarter. You’ll know your limits and how to push them. You’ll discover your weaknesses and how to overcome them. You’ll understand how to pick yourself up, wipe off the dirt and sweat and get back out there. You will be a new person.
Every habit might not be this intense, but every change is a small battle to create a better life, a better person. Everyone can do it, but not everyone actually does it.
You are powerful. You are strong. You have the guts to change. But only you can change you. So find your inner courage. That voice telling you to quit and turn back won’t ever stop. But you will get better at ignoring it.
Don’t be stagnant. Improve your life one change and one day at a time. You can do this.
Remember, though, that this blog post won’t change your life. Only you can do that.