I’ve heard that it’s hard to charge. That is wrong. Deterioration is change. It’s difficult to accept that type of change, but it is inevitable if we do nothing. If we do nothing to our homes and cars, they deteriorate and fall apart. If we do nothing to ourselves, we deteriorate and fall apart – body and mind.
Positive change takes persistent, consistent effort. It’s easy to mindlessly do what we’ve always done day after day. It is difficult to get out of a rut, and do or learn something new.
I decided a long time ago to write a book. I completed it and sent it to a publisher. Rejection. I rewrote it, but I hadn’t changed, so my book was no better. Finally, I joined a writer’s group. Each week they suggested changes. I resisted. Too difficult. I like it my way. I can’t do any better. I was wasting my time, so I could either give up or listen and change. I persisted little by little. Together the small changes became a big change. In this journey, I’ve found that it wasn’t just the book that changed; I changed. New paths were created in my brain. Not only am I a better writer, but now I’m willing to change other things in my life.
It is much easier to make changes than to accept changes that come through deterioration. Change takes persistence and diligence. It’s a step by step journey. If you don’t choose your destination, it is chosen for you. Begin now by doing something new. Begin with small steps. If you are a complainer, start being thankful for something each day. If you’re grumpy, give someone a smile. If you’re shy, say hi to someone you pass on the street or meet in a grocery store.
Be persistent, but take a step every day. It accumulates and becomes larger.