Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Change Yourself

We all say we want to change this world for the better, but we rarely make changes in our own lives. We want everyone else to change to make things better. The problem is, no one is going to change for you. As much as you might want it to happen, it won't. People make changes for their own reasons, not yours. You make changes for your own reasons.

We like to think on a global scale, but forget to look at ourselves to see what we can do to help make the world a better place, even just a little bit. In the same way, we look to improve relationships by hoping others will change instead of realizing that if we want things to improve, we have to change. We have to change our outlook or expectations or behavior. We have control of these aspects of life and can actually make change, instead of constantly hoping the other person will do what we want. Look inside and make the changes you can.

We all want to change the world, but sometimes we have to settle for changing our little piece of the world. Lead by example. Be the change you want to see and encourage others, but know they still may not change. You can only do so much, but take control over what you can. If everyone would spend their time changing what they can instead of spending all their time worrying about what everyone else does, we may actually change the world in the process.

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