Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Change and Changing

I had an experience that this quote is appropriate for...
"If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself."
--Norman Vincent Peale
...and for me, rings true. I'm focused on the words "become different yourself". In other words, if I have no control to change the things around me, sometimes change has to happen within myself. Whether that be my internal dialogue (perspective, thinking) or externalities (physical environment).

And then I found this quote...
"It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not."
--James Gordon
...and I agree. I'm trying not to dwell on the words "others are not". I have to remember that even though I am open to change, others may not be and accept that that is who they are.

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