Life Does Not Get Better By Chance, It Gets Better By Change

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Changes. They happen all the time. Some subtle, some major. Some self-inflicted and some out of nowhere.

Life is always changing and sometimes we do not even realize it until we look back and wonder how the hell we ended up there.

We are in control of the changes that take place in our lives. Some for the better, some for the worse, but all equally contributing towards our life journey and teaching us valuable lessons along the away.

So many of us experience change, and want changes to take place, but so little of us are actually allowing change to take course.

We are creatures of habit. We do the same things, go to the same places, and stay inside our zone – because we are used to it and comfortable. We are scared of the unknown. So we stick to our routine hoping one day we will get a lucky break and our lives will change to how we want them.

Reality being, it is not going to happen. Life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.

Whether it be changes within work, relationships, friendships – absolutely anything – you will never see the changes you want manifest if you are not willing to make one yourself.

Progress is impossible without change. Everything we do starts with ourselves, whether it’s our thoughts, our vibes, our attitudes, or actually physically with our actions. We are in control.

If you want change in your career, go on interviews or quit if you have to! Waking up every single day and doing the same 9-5 job is not allowing anything new to enter. Do not work 40+ hours a week building someone else’s dreams and then go home and not work on your own!

If you’re unhappy with how people are treating you in friendships or relationships, change your attitude. Do not be available. Focus on yourself. Do not allow it to continue just because you’re scared of changing and them leaving.

Once you change, you will notice other people’s attitudes towards you and around you change. People will not change unless you do.

If you look back in 5, 10, or even 20 years and are still doing the same old thing, if you are regretting not taking opportunities, or you are feeling sorry for yourself because your life has been on repeat all because fear stopped you – then do not expect sympathy. Because you allow your life to head where it is.

Yes, It is scary to jump and to take a risk, but it is even scarier to live a stale life of regret controlled by fear. You have to take down your barriers, knock down your walls, and allow new things to enter your life.

If you want new things, you have to allow yourself to feel a little uncomfortable.

Your life is a story and some stories come to end. You would not re-read the same story over and over, it would be boring. So do not let your life be the same story.

Close the book on the old sequence, close the book on fear – and start the new once upon a time.

It only takes one person to change your life. You. So make a wish, take a chance, make a change. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

A 24-year-old woman on a mission to sprinkle positivity, empowerment, and fun onto my fellow human beings.

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