It was a great night. One of the gentlemen I affectionately call my Rich Dad was speaking at my business group's local workshop and he said something pretty profound. I've read "Think & Grow Rich" several times and thought his talk was going into Napoleons action plan (If you haven't read it, I'd suggest it) but his talk took a different turn. I thought I'd hear the oldie but goodie "Decide exactly what you want, decide what you want to give up and ...read it twice a day" talk and all that, but he said "What are you willing to change to get what you want?"
There goes that change word again. I'll admit I haven't always been the most open to change. We all aren't always willing to change even if we say we are. I've definitely had those moments. My first thoughts naturally were "Why should I change? What's wrong with me? I've gotten where I am by being me! What I know and how I act now has gotten me here! Being an individual is what helped me win!That's all I can be...me! It's what I'm good at!"
Therein lies the problem. I can change. We all can grow. We can be better. We've gotten where we are by being who were are now. What we know and how has gotten us RIGHT here! Yes we've accomplished some things, but we can't be who we are now and we're supposed to be at the same time. We have to be open to growth. We have to be open to change. Ultimately, we have to change. We have to change some things to get to the next level. We have to change some thing to get what we want. Are we truly willing?
I'll be the first to say changing our lives won't come easy, but like anything else...it's simply a decision. It will require everything in us to move our lives in a different direction. Change won't happen passively. It will be the result of hard work and determination. Until the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of change, our lives will remain exactly the way it is now. The good news is, if we work hard enough...we can change our lives...and ulitamately get what we want
to our changes :)