"We are where we are in your life because of the decisions we have made prior to us getting here". You've more than likely heard this more than once in your life, but I thought I might repeat it it again just in case it had slipped your mind, or you may just need to hear it again.
Now don't get me wrong, I don't want this to come across as me being all high and mighty, standing on a pedestal looking down on the masses and preaching some garbage that makes you feel bad about yourself. I just want it to come across as a bit of a wake up call, and truth be known, this is more directed at myself than anyone else.
How often do you remember times in the past where you were presented with a choice, a choice where you thought the rewards would be very beneficial to your life if it turned out the way you wanted it to, but instead, for whatever reason you thought you would take the safe option because you did not want to risk failure and take a step backwards?
I can remember on more than one occasion in the past when I was presented with opportunities that had the potential to turn into good things down the track. These opportunities came about in the form of advice from some well educated people who new a thing or two when it came to investing money. Needless to say I did not take any action on the advice I received and as a result, to this day I still wonder what if.
It does not just have to be about finances, it can be about employment, the people we associate with or how we can better our health. The point is, it is a decision we have to make and that decision can have lasting consequences that can impact our futures.
Everything we have done up until this point has helped to create the person we are today, be that good or bad. So it is only reasonable to think that if we want to change the way we are, change the circumstances we live in, then we must change the person that we are and develop the skills we need to become the person we want to be so we can live the life we want to live.
We all know this is not going to happen over night mind you, but with
dedicated and focused effort in the areas we want to learn and excel in,
we can change the way we see ourselves, the way
others see us, and slowly but surely, the way we live will be changed as a result.
Like Jim Rohn said, "if we want more then we have to become more."
We need to trust our judgement, start to step out of our comfort zones, take a risk, follow through on the things we believe in and have faith in our judgments. At the end of the day it still may not work out as planned, but then again it just might, and the only way we are going to find out is if we bite the bullet and try. We don't want to look back in 5 to 10 years from now and think "what if".