Stop Waiting to Change
What are you going to do about your past? That is what I want to know. There are a lot of people who are going to judge you because of your past, but you know that you are not defined by your past and what you used to do. So you know your past. You know where you have been and that you have moved past it. So now the question comes: What are you going to do about it? This is how I speak to everyone about this problem. I am fairly blunt about it because there is not a lot to say beyond what you are actually willing to do to be different.
You may have mentally moved on past who you used to be and you are sick and tired of making the same mistakes and being the same trouble maker. Well, are you willing to do something radical? Because radical change is going to require some radical work. A lot of people come to me and it seems like they are asking for some magic pill or some magic thing that will change their whole life and turn everything around but that is not how it works. There is no magic trick to change. There is no cheat code. There is only hard work ahead of you when you decide to change for good. Now hear me when I say this, yes it is hard work, but hard is not the same as impossible. You can do nearly anything you put your mind to so if you want to be better then that is up to you.
I say this over and over again but it really all starts with you. Nothing is going to change until you are ready to make that decision and you really know what it means to make that decision. You have to start taking account of your environment and deciding what you need to change about the people you keep in your life and the places you tend to hang out at. Are these places or are these people keeping me from my goal or are they helping me to be better? Because I can guarantee that they aren't just neutral. People in your life are either going to help your life or they are going to hinder what you want to accomplish in your life.
It is so important to be cautious of who you surround yourself with in your life. Imagine your life is like your house. You wouldn't just let anyone in off the street. There are valuable things in your house, like your family, that you are going to take care of and take into consideration when you decide whether or not to let someone in. You should treat your life the same way. Don't just let anyone in. You are valuable and your betterment is worth protecting. Start acting that way. Start making the decision to change. Start taking the steps necessary to change. Stop waiting for change.
It all starts with you.