I read a quote today that made me think.
"I’m not working this hard to be the same person I was last year"
I'm sure you've been in this situation yourself:
You meet an old friend from high school/college or an old co-worker that you haven't seen in years, and after chatting for a little bit, they say to you:
"wow, you've really changed!" or
'You seem so different now!'
If they mean it in a positive way, as in 'oh wow, you seem so much happier and/or healthier and/or positive' - that's fantastic. However, often times that remark is delivered in such an uncomfortable, awkward way, that you simply don't know how to respond.
Thank you? Okay? I know?
Whenever I hear someone say that to me, I think to myself 'Well, of course I'm different! Of course I've changed! You haven't seen me in years!' Wouldn't it be more weird if we stayed the same, year after year?
Evolution is natural, change is natural, we are meant to grow and evolve and change!
Change is the only thing that's constant.
I've changed sooo much in the last 2-3 years! Heck, I've change a lot in the last 6 months!
That's beautiful! That's pretty amazing actually, and I'm very proud of myself. If I had stayed the same for the last 3 years, (for me, personally) it would mean that I was doing something wrong.
Every single day I strive to be better than yesterday. Every single day I do my best to be the best version of myself yet.
A year ago, even 6 months ago, I didn't have a great work ethic. I used to get easily distracted, I'd postpone things till last minute, I'd watch just a liiiiittle too much Netflix.
Yes, I've changed in the last 6 months.
I've gotten myself some great work habits and a great work ethic, I plan my days and sometimes weeks so I know what needs to get done and when, and I barely watch Netflix!
(hey, that's not to say that watching Netflix is bad - I still watch an episode or two of a TV show, or a movie every week, but I have so many things I want to achieve and do - I simply don't have any more time to waste! I'm too focused on my goals!)
So yes, dear friends, I've changed. And you've changed too. So if someone tells you that
'oh... you've changed' just smile at them and say 'Yes! How great is that?!'
If you want to be fit, healthy, wealthy, successful in 1, 5 or 10 years time - you have to start now.
It all starts in the present moment.
You won't suddenly wake up one morning and be that best version of yourself; happy, successful, fit.
It's little steps, little actions, taken every. single day.
So... Are you ready to change?