You don’t just wake up one morning to a completely different life.
Life doesn’t drastically change overnight if you remove big life events from the equation, but I don’t think you need to wait for one to happen if you want to change your life.
I strongly believe that the baby steps you take every day are the ones that have the greatest impact on your life eventually. It’s the shift of your mindset and your personal growth that evolves and changes you and the life you’re living at the same time. The only reason your life will stay the same is if you stay the same. If you constantly hiding behind your comfort zone, doing the things you are familiar with and not taking risks, you will think the same, and you will stay the same. Incorporating even the slightest change (but the right one) in your daily life can help you turn your vision into reality. It may take time, but it will happen.
Think about it, you won’t get this new job you wish for if you won’t apply for it, or maybe learn some new skills that will help you get it, and you may also want to refresh your CV as well. You won’t get healthier if you won’t reexamine your diet choices and your fitness routine. You won’t get better in understanding other opinions if you won’t change the information sources you consume or the books you choose to read.
As Albert Einstein’s wisely once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”
I of today is pretty different from me ten years ago.
This new version of me is by no means perfect, but my life changed a lot over the years, and I can confidently say that it happened by me acting on it and not just by sitting around waiting for a miracle to happen. I’m now the happiest and most peaceful version of me yet. I know what I want in life and what is important to me. I cherish experiences more than things. I don’t waste time on people who make me feel uncomfortable and invest in the friendships that matter to me. I’ve learned that time really flies by as you grow older but I understand that everything is a learning curve and that one doesn’t achieve his perfect life overnight. The biggest mind shift for me was to realize that life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it, and being in charge of my attitudes is hard but it is the biggest gift I can gift myself, so I try.
It’s defiantly not the last version of me and there will be more, a lot more, and there may be different versions of you too if you want.
It’s all counts down to our everyday choices, so choose what is right for you, don’t be afraid of change, be brave, be confident, and live your legendary life.