3 Ways to Know It’s Time for a Change (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 84)
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
— Barack Obama
Life is too short not to live. And it’s not half as worth it if you don’t live it to the fullest. If you find yourself enduring each day instead of enjoying it, it may be time for you to make a change. Here are three signs:
1. It may be time for a change if you have no clue what your passion is, what fires you up, what gets you going every morning, and you don’t use the energy and time you have to discover what it is. Passion for something is one of the greatest gifts in life. If you neglect it, it will move on to some other place with someone else.
At some point, you should find out what you’re enthusiastic about and what you’re eager to do, and then go do it. Learn more. Stretch your imagination. Write out your strengths and weaknesses. When you spend time doing what you love and what you’re excited about, you will have less time to be depressed and succumb to things that drain your energy and time.
2. It may be time for a change if you find yourself waiting for someone to fight for you or save you instead of doing it yourself. Waiting can be both a blessing and a curse. Waiting, in the sense of good timing and increasing patience is good. But waiting because you’re lazy, aimless, and you fear what could happen (even if it doesn’t) is almost another side of evil.
The freest people are those who own their lives, learn from their failures, are humbled by their successes, and take responsibility for the path they choose to follow. If you’re the type of person who blames other people, whines, complains, but yet, never gets anywhere, you may want to consider changing your mentality. You are your own best fighter. If you want something to happen, you’ve got to be willing to go out and make it happen.
3. It may be time for a change if you are not focused on priorities in your life and find valuable time being wheedled away by meaningless activities. Anybody who has experienced any measure of success in life will tell you that one of the keys to such an experience is focus. You cannot be concerned about tomorrow if you have done nothing today for which tomorrow will thank you for. Focus begins with defining what is important to you and then zeroing in on one specific task at a time.
Try it right now. Write down your top, number one, front and center, priorities. It can be one, two, or three things. Then write down specifically what you currently focus most of your life on. Now, ask yourself: do I spend most of my time on my priorities? If it is yes, then you are good to go. If it is no, then you should consider a time and energy switch. If you spend time on things that are important to you, you will get more done in less time, you will be happy, and you will feel fulfilled.
You can make the best of life or the worst of it. You can change or stay the same. You can open yourself up to all the joy and abundance that exists or you can remain closed to it. It is all up to you. I hope you choose to live a life you’re happy that you lived. And if you’re not right now, I hope that you stop, consider, and have the humility and courage to start making the changes you need to make and living the life you were meant to live.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”