The saying goes – “If Nothing changes, then nothing changes”. Too confusing a quote but definitely has a deep meaning hidden.
How many times have we felt stuck in situations, resisted change, accepted adversities and hardships or chose a way of life as permanent?. The truth is we are resistant to change, of any kind. Same applies for our mind to accept the changes. Our mind is a storehouse of thoughts, the secret it has to our destiny they say. One thought in your mind can definitely change your life. You do not have to wait for years or months, change can happen when you want it to happen.
A justification to my blog’s title are my stories below –
My brother is 40 years old , blessed with a beautiful wife and two lovely children. At his age, the most common notions of a 40 year old is that of a slightly grey haired, stout, pouched stomach man grumpily going to office and getting back home all tired, with no life goals apart from paying bills and taking kids and family to shop. But my brother made life changing decisions at a point of time or rather probably chose to have a lifestyle that helped him not only be healthy, fit like a 25 year old but also have a proper mindset and physique , that has now made him an inspiration to me, his family, his colleagues and friends.
My brother told me once that he chose to have a healthy Lifestyle, remain fit, happy with work-home etc all because he wanted his family to be happy. He is definitely a hero to his children, an idol to me – his youngest sister because of his life changing decisions.
Of course it wasn’t an easy task at first. It takes courage to make such decisions and come out victorious. As Robin Sharma says – “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous in the end”.
Another story is of a good colleague of mine with whom I have worked for around 4 years and have seen his life change from nothing to something. I have seen many colleagues of mine who choose to while away their time, just work, get home party on weekends and add no value to their lives at all. He was one of them. His life 4 years back revolved more around friends, work, sleep, TV that’s it. After 2.5 years – when he was given the opportunity to go on rotation to San Francisco for 6 months, his life changed. He began making serious changes to his life in terms of gaining knowledge, building a good physique, trying a hand on cooking etc. When I met him after he got back to India , he continued to stick to his decisions and changes so much that now he has his own set of goals to achieve, works out on his fitness everyday, is working on publishing a book and chooses to contribute something for humanity by being an example himself.
Such is the power of change that you can bring to your life. You don’t have to wait till you hear YouTube videos on motivation or hear people giving you gyaan on bringing about change in your life. All you have to do is start, adapt to the changes and make it a part of your life 🙂
Rightly said – “Making a big life change is pretty scary. But you know what is even more scary – REGRET!!”.
Remember – You only live once and you are always one decision away from a totally different life!! 🙂