How Long Does It Take To Change?

Sep 24, 2013, Self Development

Shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest Do you believe it takes a long time, or a lot of hard work, for somebody to change? Or do you believe people can really change at all? Perhaps, you grew up in an environment where someone close to you had an issue, like addiction, that they could never break free […]

Do you believe it takes a long time, or a lot of hard work, for somebody to change?

Or do you believe people can really change at all?

Perhaps, you grew up in an environment where someone close to you had an issue, like addiction, that they could never break free from. No matter how hard they tried, they’d fall back into the same rut, the same habits, the same life.

Or maybe you’ve been in a relationship where your significant other acted different to win you over or to keep the relationship going, but over time you saw them revert back to their old self…leaving you to believe they never really changed, and that it’s not really possible for a person to change.

Seeing that lack of change, or inability to permanently change, in people around you can lead you to┬ábelieve about YOURSELF, that you can never really TRULY change everything – outside and within.

I’ve always had big dreams, with ideas and visions of great things I could create or experience. But along my journey in life, the influence of people and society pushed me into a box of just being “responsible” and “realistic”.

So, when I began building my network marketing business, and then again a few years later when I started marketing online, I’d have a little success, but my beliefs and mindset would lead me to self-sabotage my progress. My belief was slowly building that I could succeed, but it was an uphill battle fighting my mindset…I believed it took a long time for something to change – for me to become successful, would take years of hard work.

Until one day I learned something that dramatically and INSTANTLY changed my beliefs and my mindset…

You Can Change In An INSTANT

You can make a NEW decision at any moment.

[quote style=”boxed”]Change your thoughts and you’ll change your world. – David Wood[/quote]

It’s fascinating to look out at the world, when you have the understanding that anyone can change at anytime and create the life of their dreams. Somehow (magically, mystically, scientifically, spiritually, however it works doesn’t matter) people create EXACTLY what they’re expecting in their lives all the time.

Today I realize all those dreams in my mind as a child and young adult that I would swim around in…were there for a reason. God planted them in me because He gave me the potential to see them to fruition, to make my dreams my reality! And He’s done the exact same thing for you!

change in an instant - do what scares you

I look back on the time when I was deceived by the world around me and I feel as though it was another person in my past.

I will forever love and be grateful for my childhood, my upbringing, and all the people around me…they helped me become a great person and get to the point I am today. But I have no attachment to the beliefs that were instilled in me. Today I know I can achieve anything I put my mind to, and truly can make my dreams a reality. There’s no place in my mind for those old self-limiting beliefs.

My message to you today is that you have everything you need within you to change anything you want!

But let me tell you this…there will be many moments it will be scary to accept the beliefs you’ve been living with. But the reward? The reward of pursuing your passions and your dreams: a completely fulfilling life, filled with ups and downs, obstacles and roadblocks, but SOOOO worth it!

As you decide today to change old beliefs, you’ll open yourself up to a world of growth, happiness, joy, fulfillment, and utter enthusiasm for all that lies in front of you!

Everything opens with possibility…

I’ll leave you today with one of my favorite quotes.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor.

Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover.”

– Mark Twain

If you find yourself feeling trapped and want more freedom – why not learn what this whole ‘internet thing’ is all about?

Whether you grab hold of this opportunity or not is your choice.

But either way,think of your dream and GO FOR IT!

be yourself

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