“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” Denis Waitley, speaker & author
Life is about choices. As Denis Waitley says we can choose to go with life as it is, even if we’re not happy, maybe because we have a fear about making steps into unknown territory. When we do there is a part of us that feels cheated, we may feel emotionally unhappy or sad, anxious or frustrated. Living this way, we are living by default, where life happens to us. Of course everything in your life may be perfect & you don’t want to change anything. The other way is to live by design & choose to make steps in the direction of what we want in our lives. To make steps towards what we know is our purpose & gives energy to our heart. Denis Waitley knows well how to help people make the changes they want, as he has had the responsibility for changing the psychology of the US Olympic teams and also the Apollo flight personnel. He also talks about the responsibility of helping to train the minds of the little people in his family. We have all been little people and parts of our minds may need to grow up.
This may mean changes, big or small. There may be only 1 area of your life that needs attention to be balanced. It doesn’t mean they have to be world shattering changes. It could mean that you cut out the cake you eat each morning tea, it could mean you start your exercise regime with a short walk each day. You know what those small steps or changes are. There’s no point in complaining about circumstances and conditions of your life. It is up to you to take the responsibility to change them or keep your mouth shut. There are consequences whatever we do in life. If you are happy to continue with your life exactly the way it is, then all you need to do is keep breathing and do what you’ve always done. If you want to make changes, then just like the US Olympic team, you may need help, because as the saying goes, “You can’t see the picture when you’re in the frame.” We grow by making changes!
Enjoy accepting the responsibility for change in your life!