People seem to want changes in their lives. They either want a new career, be able to lose weight, or simply do something different they have never done before. They want to go through some personal transformation. But is it even possible for us to transform?
Think about the number of times you have made New Year’s resolutions. Were any of them successful? Many people simply stop doing them because they know it’s an exercise in futility. Then, you have those who try over and over again to lose weight. They try one diet after another and after a few months gained most of the pounds back again.
On the other end of the spectrum are people who have overcome major obstacles and have thrived, often never looking back from their new situations. Could some of us be wired differently than others?
Most people are capable of transforming their lives. If that weren’t true, you’d have way fewer success stories in the world. It depends on how badly people want to make changes. Sometimes, people simply aren’t ready for a change.
Your environment also plays a huge role in determining success in implementing changes. Keeping yourself involved with negative-thinking people who discourage change is going to make it very difficult to succeed. If you truly want to transform, align yourself with people who want to help you succeed.
People are different. Some people can create transformations easily and without any help or encouragement from others. They have strong wills and keep going until the change becomes part of their lives. Others need more help and encouragement.
Your upbringing is probably going to be a factor in how well you adapt to change. If your parents preferred the status quo, you’d find it difficult to implement changes at first. Bear in mind, there are plenty of people who break away from the mold of their families and make changes in spite of their family backgrounds.
The best advice you should follow is never to give up. If something doesn’t work out, try something else or look at the situation in a different way. Learn from your mistakes and failures and continue until you are where you want to be. Determination and persistence are your biggest allies when making your transformations. Never let anyone stand in your way of something you truly desire. Granted, it’s never easy. If it were, everyone would easily accomplish change and change would not be scary.