How Do You Change?
One of the easiest ways is to become inspired. When you are inspired, you change. You grow. You become more than who or what you previously were. Inspiration is the spark that often sets off positive change in your life. As Bo Bennett said, “Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-activation.” The best way to do this is to become inspired by those people and things you see around you.
Why do we need inspiration so much? Because change is hard. It is so hard, in fact, that most of us will fight it when it appears in our lives. Have you ever resisted change? If you have, you are not alone. Most people would rather maintain the known and comfortable status quo than embrace change. This is not surprising, because in most cases change is hard work! However, nothing ever grows or becomes better without change. Therefore, we know we need to change, but we may not feel that the effort is worth the reward. Inspiration changes that.
When we are inspired, we see that others do things better, faster or more effectively than we do. We watch someone do something that we know is not easy, even if it appears that way. As we watch, we say to ourselves, “I want that for myself. I want to be able to do that.” This is the beginning of true change.
Ask anyone who has ever accomplished a big goal how she did it and you will most likely find the answer lies in some type of inspiration. You will probably hear a story of some type that focuses on a moment when that person saw something that made her decide she wanted to do that for herself. When she did, inspiration motivated her to make the changes she wanted and she found the strength to continue the hard work necessary to do so.
Remember, you can never rely solely on the things you know and do well. Be inspired by the people around you and you will find that you are ready to take on any challenge!