Before I start, I must disclaim. I saw this quote on Facebook and it is from scripture. I try to stay as neutral as possible, so don’t stop reading or be offended because I bring up a quote that originates in religion as this is not a religious post.
Here is the aforementioned quote: “God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way.”
Now, to spin it to our topics, is change it to this: “Love yourself the way you are, but refuse to never change.”
This is a ‘self’ centered post…that sounds wrong, but it’s right. Everything about that above quote centers around your Self. There are few constants in this world, but one of them is that EVERYTHING can be better. It’s a simple 5 step process:
- Examine your self.
- Love what you see and accept who you are.
- Decide what would make you more happy.
- Determine why #3 would make you more happy.
- Put in a plan of action to change #3.
Let’s step back…this is not necessarily (but could be) a physical ‘see’ and ‘change’, but mainly a lifestyle/thought process change.
The strongest and most important step above is #4. This is the hardest part, because any changes need to have a good reason. Without reason, change is meaningless. Meaningless changes are wastes of time and energy. They usually result in steps back rather than steps forward.
Why is this important? According to current studies (take those as you will), only 1 in 3 Americans consider themselves ‘Very Happy’. That means the other two need to make changes in their lives to become ‘Very Happy.’ Are you one of the ‘1’ or one of the ‘2’?
Figure it out, take the steps and start moving toward becoming a ‘1’.