While I am grateful for my life as it is at this moment, I want to be better, wiser, more giving, more loving, and make more of an impact. That all sounds great, but I cannot and will not achieve any level of improvement—no matter how great my intentions are—by merely thinking about it. If I really want to improve, at some point, my thoughts must develop into action.
If you find that you’ve been stuck, that’s the bad news. The good news is that you do not have to remain stuck. You can change your life as soon as today! Consider the areas of your life that you would like to improve. Write them down. Think about the steps needed to make progress, keeping in mind that any step you take toward your goal is progress. If you want to go back to school, start researching programs. If you want a new job, update your resume and begin your job search. If you want to save more money, slightly increase the dollar amount that is automatically transferred into your savings account(s). The key is to put action, no matter how seemingly small, behind your desires. Whether you realize it or not, when you do not act, you are making a decision. You are deciding that change is too hard and that you are not worth the effort. Please know that while change is difficult, it is not impossible, and more importantly, please trust that you are absolutely worth every effort it takes to make your life better.