Think back to last January. Remember the resolutions you made? Maybe you decided to skip the almost always worthless resolutions and you set meaningful goals.
What has changed as a result of those resolutions or goals? More to the point, what have YOU changed. What are you doing differently this year?
I ask that because nothing in your life will actually change until you do.
If you want change in your life then you should know that true, long-lasting change is more likely to come from what you stop doing. Most people seek change by trying something new but the change doesn’t stick because they failed to stop doing something else. Real change most often happens when you stop doing something that you do everyday, or nearly everyday.
Would you like to have more control over your life? Then don‘t burn the first 15-30 minutes (or longer) of your day on social media. Invest that time instead in planning your day. Social Media might be of benefit to you but planning your day will be a benefit to you. Maybe for you it’s not social media that becomes a time suck. Whatever it is that mindlessly wastes your time you should understand that mindfully planning your day will provide you with more control over your life.
How much have you complained this year? Here’s an even more important question. How much have you complained this year about the things in your life that you have complete control over?
Don’t complain, change. Take control of those controllable parts of your life and make a plan that leads to positive change. Nothing changes by itself. All change comes about as a result of somebody doing something differently. If the change you seek pertains to your life then you must be that somebody.
Here’s one final question for you. Do you want to drive the change that affects your life or do you want your life to be driven by change?
If you want to be in control of your life then take charge of change before it takes charge of you!