Change is good, as they say…

Do you know someone that just won’t change?  Does s/he dislike their own life so much, but won’t make even the smallest attempt to change it?

I believe we all know someone like this and may have even been there ourselves at one point.  I’m not above this and I’m not judging, because I have been there probably twice in my life so far.  Let’s be honest, it happens.  Maybe some trauma or negative event happens in our lives and we just fall down and feel like we can get up.  I’ve been in a rut before, I won’t lie, and it was difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel sometimes.  It can really just depend on how much time you want to spend in that rut and if you actually feel like getting out of it.  I’d say mostly, we want to get out of it but for a time we won’t perform the actions required to get back up.  I can’t comment on why we won’t perform these actions, it’s different for each person… but if you’re saying you want a better life, well then, you gotta do something about it (I know, clichéd, but it’s true right?).

Pretending not good enough!

I know having the tools and the resources for change is important as well.  We all have differing backgrounds and current situations, so I know it’s not easy to go from flipping burgers to being a CEO of a company or just travelling all your life.  But, there are ways we can make small changes to get to bigger changes along the way.  Don’t like small changes?  Impatient?  Well, I am too.  In the process, I have had to learn to be a little more patient and take things as they come.  I know people say that the universe works in mysterious ways, which has always bugged me, but this can be true.  We can’t rush everything or really, we end up settling.  And, no one really likes to settle.  So, don’t rush it and don’t settle, get the life you want even if it requires the little steps!

Want an example?  It’s not the biggest and greatest example, but here you go:  I’m a shy person, so when I moved to a new city I found it very, very difficult to meet new people.  For a long time I just sat in a rut with this and didn’t do anything about it, but I finally got to the point that I couldn’t do that any longer.  So, I had to take that big step and go out to meet people and network.  One of the easiest ways to do this is volunteer!  I volunteered for a great event last month (YYC4SlaveLake) and met a number of awesome people who are dedicated to helping and fun to be around.  Of course, I’m not close friends with them yet, but relationships and connections may grow over time, but at least I got out there.

So readers, this is a plea… a plea to get you to start making the small changes required to get where you want to be!  I am trying my best and worked hard to pick myself up and I know you can do it too.  It’s hard work, I know.  It can take a long time, I’m aware.  But, trust me on this one, it’ll be worth it in the end.  Wouldn’t you like to be a little bit happier today?  Don’t lie, I know you would.  Alright, get out there and have a great day! 🙂 ॐ

Have you made any small changes in your life lately?  What did you do?


8 thoughts on “Change is good, as they say…

  1. if you lived in DC you’d have a million friends. Well, you’d have me as a friend but im such a handful i’d consider that a million =D proud of you for stepping out of your comfort zone!! its good to do that every once in a while.reminds us that we dont die haha

    • Hahah glad you realize that about yourself!! 😛 Thanks hun, it’s always hard to step outside of our comfort zones but there’s something to learn every time we do it.

  2. People are funny about change. We crave new information and new activities, and yet when it comes to new things and people in our own lives, the initial reaction for many of us is to resist. I wonder how much of it just boils down to plain old laziness? Or if there’s an underlying fear of the unknown?

    It takes a lot more effort to change your environment, atttitudes, action, etc. and definite foresight on where it is you want to go to start making it happen. It can be hard to know where to start, but my experience has been that some action is better than no action to at least help you build some momentum for change.

    Great topic Crystal! I hope you’ll keep finding the motivation every day to make the small changes in your own life :).

    • There is a definite fear of the unknown in there, at least my case there has been. But, we sometimes just have to take that little (or big) jump to see what happens. Thanks, I’m always a work in progress but absolutely trying my best 🙂

  3. I just met you last night at a Yelp event 🙂 and I gotta say I can relate to this post A LOT. I moved here from Mexico about 7 years ago and it was and it’s still is sometimes difficult to put myself out there, having a new business and making new connections has been a big help, so lets keep up with small changes…. “just keep swimming just keep swimming… ” (like Dori from Finding Nemo would say 😉 ). Thanks for sharing this!

    • Yes, Yelp events are another example of this! Going to my first one was nerve-racking, but I had a good time and great eats. All it took was getting my butt out there!

  4. @maria – “just keep swimming…” haha! Love it. You don’t know how many times I replay that in my head to keep propelling myself forward.

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