Put In Effort for Change
Today I want to challenge you guys. I know that many of us go through struggles, and we find ourselves in a rut over time. We may be in a relationship that has expired. We may allow ourselves to be treated poorly at work or in a friendship. We may have become a pushover to everyone we know and we are tired. Well, here's what you need to ask yourself -- if you are tired, why do you keep accepting things the way they are?
Now I know there is probably a whole list of reasons why you settle for the way things are in your life, but you need to know that saying you are tired doesn't really mean anything if there are no actions behind it. You can say you are tired all you want, but until you decide that you are willing to face the consequences of choosing better then you will always stay in this slightly comfortable hell. You will continue to be used by your "friends." You will continue to be unhappy day in and day out. You will continue to feel like you are the victim in your life when really it is you who won't change.
Now, don't get me wrong. I know change hurts. Change is really hard. Let's say you are in a toxic relationship that you have had for years and you "don't know" what to do. Well, probably you do know what to do, but the decision is hard. If you let go of that relationship then you will be alone again, and maybe you are scared to be alone because you haven't been alone for so long. Now, if you really want to change then you have to actually do the work and let go of the thing that is keeping you down. Whether it's a person, job, or just a bad attitude. You have got to put in the effort to change.
The biggest distinction to make in this situation is the difference between not easy and impossible. Maybe change is not the easiest thing in the world, but you do not need to tell yourself it is impossible. Because guess what? It is not! And that is good news! You are not in a hopeless situation. You are not the endless victim of your circumstance. You really can change if you are willing to put in the effort and do it.
Here is the thing, you deserve so much more than what you are settling for, but at the same time you deserve exactly what you are settling for because you are choosing to stay in that situation. Maybe you have been tired for a long time. Well, who cares? You have got to be tired of being tired and decide to go out and change something. You don't have to stay tired because you can be proactive. You are so much stronger than you give yourself credit for. So stop settling, and put in the effort for change.
It all starts with you.