Have you ever caught yourself responding to a question that sounded like this: “I can’t change. I was born this way. This is just the way I am.”? Often times we find ourselves stuck in a rut or unwilling to try something new because we are convinced we were born with limitations and are unable to change. This is not true. The power to take control of your thoughts and actions is Up TO one person… YOU!
I would consider myself to be a pretty OpTiMisTic person, but I admit I haven’t always been that way. There was a time in my life when I struggled with depression and didn’t think very highly of myself. Over time I came to believe if I wanted life to be better, ultimately the change was up to me. What did I have to lose? Although results weren’t immediate, anything would be better than keeping with my current state of mind.
Even today, I have to remind myself I have the PoweR to ChangE. Life always presents new challenges and it’s UP TO ME to determine how to respond to them. I may start the day stubbing my toe, but I will be the one to determine if it will ruin the rest of my day. Is there something in your life you want to change? Do you feel like you are in a rut? Just remember, the only thing holding you back is yourself!