It seems like a bleak and lonely journey at times, but a simple commitment to keep going pays off eventually, whatever it is.
What we truly want in life takes commitment and sacrifice.
However, we have been conditioned to believe in the ‘quick fix’ and the ‘easy’ route to what we want.
The ‘easy’ route is a sales technique of the ‘gurus’ and ‘certainty’ sellers.
The easy in life becomes hard and the hard always becomes easy. Time is what makes that so.
The more we look for easy, the harder life becomes and the more we put in the hard commitment and sacrifice, the easier it becomes.
There is no certainty and therefore, we have to commit now, in this moment to make the commitment and take the further small but frequent steps to what we want.
It does not matter what we want, but if it is truly what we want, then commitment is never hard, it becomes a habit that brings us joy.
If we want to change something, and of course, that is our choice completely, then we have to be prepared to make sacrifices and to build habits.
Nothing will change by chance and no point in relying on ‘gurus’, books, or others. Change is our responsibility alone and is an inside job.
When we choose something we want to change, then we have to monitor how we behave in regards to the change we want to make. No good if we want to be more patient, for example, and not noticing when we are still impatient. We can choose to carry on with the short-term ‘easy’ of ‘well, I’ll change that later’ or we can say to ourselves ‘I see that is not how I want to behave now, and I’m going to endeavour to not do that again’.
Change is always personal and if we feel there is nothing to change, that’s ok too as none of us are broken. However, unless we take constant regular steps towards making a change and monitoring it, then it won’t happen.