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Convincing Yourself To Change

I’ve heard it said that you have to
“be the change that you want to see.”

So how do you do that?
It takes all the resolve you can muster – plus the follow through when you’re tired, when you don’t feel like it, or when you’re not convinced you should.
But that is the way change will happen.

Self Talk

I found out that my self talk includes a little bit of complaining.
While I used to beat myself up about that, I’ve decided that maybe it helps. To change something is to be disgusted enough to do something about it.


The start of the process involves seeing things for what they currently are. Complaining serves to reinforce what change I want. It has to be turned however, or it takes root – and becomes a bitter root.


Moving from what is, to what I want it to be, is what I begin to tell myself repeatedly. When continued, this becomes what I believe and I can’t act on something I don’t believe. At least not repeatedly over time.


Sometimes it’s talking to myself out loud in my car and other times it’s just what I think about when I see things in my day. Things I don’t like stir me to acknowledge them and remind myself that I don’t want that in my life. By contrast, good examples I see are what I move towards in one way or another.


Within the last two years I have found that the more I envision it, the more I find myself – out of nowhere, almost as reflex – being up and actively doing something towards my pursuit. You subconsciously make choices that move in the direction of your stated goal.
In other words, I had to talk myself into it.


Change is hard.
When you’re able to convince yourself it’s possible, it turns into motion, then habit, then your every day.
Be aware of what you tell yourself –
it’s your life that’s being shaped.


Shaping The Habits Of Old Age



When you get to old-age it is said that you become more of what you are.
You draw on all your previous thoughts and ways of seeing your world.
Obviously your world is different at 80 than it is in your 20s, 30s, 40s, or 50s.
Each decade has it’s areas of change and growth.


How will I enjoy my late life?
How can I get to contentment with all the amendment by then?

I can start by enjoying my now life.

I can draw on that and become more of that for the rest of my days.
It’s as easy as listening to the wind blow through the trees and appreciating it whether it’s a storm or a bright sunny calm summer day.


Everything in life starts with a conscious choice that you have convinced yourself to act on until the habit becomes a part of you.


Remember that what goes in to your auditory senses, mixes about and comes back out.

What comes out is your interpretation of what went in. That’s what you share with others.

I would rather be appreciated and still someone others want to be around rather than put away or handled.
You’re not done yet.

Learning to appreciate the day by the end of it lasts more than a lifetime.