Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Changing one's life 2

As I said before the reason why people turn their lives around intrigues me. The motives behind changes vary. Some people want to change a destructive habit whether its being jealous or using drugs to make a loved one like their mom happy, others change in order to satisfy themselves or God. Other people change because they are inspired by somebody else. Certain individuals may arrive at a vision from a higher source and feel the need to fulfill it while others want to make the community or the world a better place. Some people may just want to prove to themselves and/or others that they can change and accomplish their goal. Whatever inspired people to make a positive change varies but the bottom line is that made a change!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Changing one's life 1

Hello fellow bloggers tune in, Im back at it again.

Changing one's habits can be challenging but changing one's life can be even more difficult. Just the idea of examining one's life can be a daunting task, imagine re-navigating the course. I know everybody knows someone who was a troublemaker in primary school or high school and changed their life around. This person could have achieved poor grades but is now a manager at their respective company. These scenarios are mind boggling however even more intriguing is what drove these individuals to make such a dramatic change in their life? For example I know someone who wasn't the most disciplined student in college and is now director of a program for college students. I can speak from my own personal experience as my brother was a goof-off in elementary school and high school but shaped up and is excelling in college. He said that he never really thought about his education as a priority and found school fun. Although he was a slacker he always had the potential but never used it. Its like a basketball player who possessed innate skill and never practiced. In the athlete's case he becomes a mediocre athlete rather than an exceptional one.

Looking at some of the most pivotal figures in society I have observed that temporary failures have been transformed into historical successes. Yesterday on the radio I heard that while the majority of mankind is resistant to change, highly successful people are willing to change their thoughts and behaviors. This illustrates the difficulty of disrupting a vicious cycle in your life. When your life has a negative pattern it becomes burdensome to change. People who have changed are usually expecting better outcomes. The process of changing is two-step process. First you have to recognize that there is something wrong and that you need to change it. The second step is that you need to begin taking the necessary steps to actualize the desired change. This journey is one that will not come without obstacles, but perseverance, faith, and hard work will help your reach your destination.

Thomas Edison tried 6,00 times before he invented the incandescent light bulb. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school team before becoming arguably the best basketball player in professional sports history. Albert Einstein failed out of school before winning the Nobel prize and becoming one the most renowned physicists and intellectuals to graze the earth. The difference between these luminaries and other humans was that they acknowledged that they had to change and executed in order to accomplish their goals! Whether you were an alcoholic and became sober or somebody who failed every test in highschool and became a CEO of a company you can change your life around.