12 May Do Something Different
We all have a romantic idea of what we want our lives to be like, but for some people that’s all it ever is – an idea. We never take action to pursue this “ideal life” that we desire.
It’s so easy to think about what we want our lives to be like and think one day you’ll get there. But why don’t we ever give it a real go?
I believe it’s because if we were to actually pursue what we really wanted and attempt to turn our desired life into a reality, we would have to make changes and that’s what stops us. We’re scared to make these necessary changes because it always means one thing – sacrifice.
We aren’t willing to give anything up, but like a lot of things in life the thought of what might seem like giant sacrifices is always worse than the actual reality. You don’t have to change your entire life and cut out everything that you love, you just have to be willing to do a few things differently.
Sometimes we aren’t even willing to sacrifice something we don’t even value but continue to do it purely because it makes us feel comfortable.
Making sacrifices will always bring feelings of discomfort, there’s no getting around it. But if you’re not willing to make any sacrifices and change something, don’t ever expect your life to be any different than what it currently is.
“If you do tomorrow what you did today, you will get tomorrow what you got today”
– Benjamin Franklin
Something has to give, you can’t keep doing what you’re doing and expect the results to be different, life doesn’t work like that. You have to put in the work and fight for what you want.
It’s too easy to sit back and think I’ll do something differently tomorrow or next week, but the reality is there will never be a perfect time to do it.
Whatever it is that you want your life to be like, If you want to achieve big goals, get a promotion at work or make a certain amount of money, you won’t get there unless you change what you do daily.
Want to get a raise at work? Change your work habits – get to work earlier, start going over and above, find ways to add value. Want to become a success at something? Change the information you expose yourself to, study the people who are already successful at the very thing you want to do, read their books, listen to their interviews.
Until you change the things you do daily, your future won’t be any different to what it is now. If you want a different output, change the input.
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change”
– Jim Rohn
Some people are perfectly happy with where they are right now, they’re content and that’s fine. But to be honest, if that was you, you would’ve stopped reading this article by now.
So many of us want something different to what we currently have. It’s only natural when we live in a world where we are exposed to endless opportunities and pathways to travel down.
Most of us know we’re capable of achieving more, earning more, seeing more and experiencing more but we aren’t making any sacrifices.
Your mind will always come up with an excuse to put off making change. It will find a way to rationalise and justify not taking any action, even if it’s something false and ridiculous – it will find a way.
It can seem like a harsh reality, but something you’ve got to realise is that if you never get around to chasing what you want in life:
NO ONE CARES.
It doesn’t affect anyone else, the world’s going to keep moving and people will get on with their own lives. That’s why you’ve got to take charge, you’re the only one who can create the life you want – nobody’s going to give it to you.
If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you will keep getting what you’ve always got – it’s simple.
If you want something different, do something different.