Most people are in favor of progress. It’s the changes that they don’t like.
How do you condition yourself to actually make the changes that will impact the parts of your life that you most wish to change?
It is very easy to opine about how you would like to make a difference in some aspect of your life, and it is entirely another, to find the self discipline and desire to override any impulses within.
There are all sorts of perspectives on how to get yourself into that frame of mind, but in my experience, there is only one single circumstance that facilitates this kind of change.
Making a change in one’s life is easy in the sense that it is ultimately a determination within that becomes the ultimate catalyst to facilitate any deep catharsis.
With that determination in place, the resolution to adhere to whatever the determination requires, is strictly a matter of remaining faithful to the determination, such that any break from the choices that you have set forward, will feel like a significant step in the wrong direction.
Such results can only be realized through a concerted perspective that stays focused specifically on remaining within the course of actions that you have made a pact with yourself to adhere to.
There are times when even under the strongest pacts with ourselves, we must realize that we might stray from the straight and narrow, in order to fulfill a diversion that beckons our attention. That said, we do not need to see a tiny infraction here or there, as being the determination that the ultimate course of action that we have embarked upon, has been desecrated.
Rather, we are far more likely to succeed, if we can take a step back after such an infraction, and recognize that rather than throwing in the towel and giving up, we are wiser to jump straight back into the self-prescribed behavior and discipline that we have set forth for ourselves, and embrace it all over again, to enable us to continue to move forward with dignity and pride.
If we were to look at a single infraction here or there as being the line of demarcation between success and failure, we would be far more prone to be on a course of failing.
Instead, as we see our error in choices made, we are still very likely to succeed if we can jump right back into the choices or regimen that we have prescribed for ourselves and embrace it anew.
Success is a series of intelligent steps that are continuously in progress, and which are ultimately delivering us to where we most wish to be.
It is all truly a state of mind.