Wanting to Change Before We Feel Like We Can
‘I can’t workout until I lose twenty pounds’
‘I’ll start saving money when I have money to save’
‘When I know more, I’ll start writing my book’
Why do we feel like we have to fix ourselves before we can fix ourselves?
This is a great example of getting in our own way. We’ve all said or thought similar lines like the ones above some point in our lives. We desperately want to change, but if it’s not perfect, if we can’t drop everything we’re doing and go all in, we’d rather not even try. Change isn't perfect. It usually doesn't happen the way we want it to, or when we want it to. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't change.
We need to upgrade our way of thinking and approach to change.
We’ve got lives to live. We have jobs or school work or family responsibilities or one hundred other things we need to take care of — we don’t have time to wait for the perfect moment to start.
The perfect moment to start is too late. The best time to start something is now.
Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, starting gives you the outlet to learn what to do.
You’re living your life this very second. If you don’t like what you see it’s time to start making small, daily changes to reach for something better.
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." — Mahatma Gandhi
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." — William Arthur Ward
"Change is the end result of all true learning." — Leo Buscaglia