Hi everyone! Today, I’m back with my ‘Being Brilliant’ series. I’m going to be talking about change. (Quick self promotion: If you’d like to see the last post I did in this series, click here!) Let’s begin.
Change is hard. Hard to follow through with, hard to commit to, hard to accept.
And changing as a person is even harder. Looking differently at life, taking on a new mindset… it all challenges you to the maximum.
So you’re probably wondering why you should change as a person, if it’s so hard. After all, you should never change to please someone else, right?
Well, that’s right. You should never change to please someone else. You should change to please yourself.
If you’re not happy with how you’re behaving, or thinking, then it’s okay to change. In fact, it’s encouraged. It shows you are developing as a person, and blossoming out to your full potential.
So how do you change?
The truth is, there’s no simple answer.
You can alter your habits, and keep forcing yourself to do them until they become natural. For example, if you want to change the fact that you always turn down party invites, start making yourself say yes. And soon you’ll be saying yes to everything.
Another option is to think about the things that are stopping you from being brilliant, and remove them completely from your life. Let’s say you have a “friend” who is negatively influencing you. Don’t hang around with them any longer. Say goodbye to the people who just want to drag you down. They’re not worth your time.
All in all, change is good, if you can stick to it. The results are off the chart amazing.
And the other great thing is that you are now a small step closer to becoming your best self. By changing a single thing at a time, rather than attempting some massive, dramatic, over-the-top makeover, you’re acquiring the skills you’ll need later on in life, which include (but are not limited to): patience, acceptance, knowledge, and most importantly, experience of what you think is right or wrong. This will influence your decisions and values as you grow up.
There’s no need to be ashamed of your former self. You made a mistake, and that’s alright. You’ve learnt from it. You’ve changed.
I want to know: have you guys ever changed yourselves? Have you adjusted your way of viewing the world? If so, how did it go? Feel free to let me know in the comments.
Thank you all for reading, see you in my next post.
Incomplete Thinker xx