So, this week, I have been reminded of a lesson I have learned several times in my life. There is one constant throughout life: change. Change will happen always and most of the time, you have no control over it. Some change is good, some change is bad, some change forces you to become a different person. Well, the lesson I learned is that while circumstances change constantly, we, as individuals, can change also. Did you know that you can change who you are, right now? I don't mean fundamentally. You will always some version of the same person. But you can change your choices, your mood, your outlook or even, how you are perceived. When I have been in a bad mood, I can change that bad mood into a good mood. I can change how I affect people around me. I can affect the outcome of my job. I can affect the relationships I have in my life. And when you get down to it, it all comes down to choice. Changing yourself starts with the choices you make. Do you want to have better relationships with your friends and change yourself to be a better friend? Maybe that change starts with the choice to call them more often. Do you want to change your job and get a promotion? Maybe that change starts with the choice to be more focused when you are at work. Do you want to change your relationship with your children? Maybe that change begins with a choice to play more, gripe less. The point here, is that as aggravating this can be, and as much as we sometimes want to blame our circumstances and problems on others, it is ultimately our job to make choices for ourselves so that we can grow into better people. What are you going to do to change your life today?
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