How much does it take to change?
They say, people don’t change
Or that it’s hard to change…
But I disagree.
It doesn’t take alot to change.
Change can happen from the smallest things.
Maybe something someone said that clicked with you.
Or a book.
I know many peoples lives had changed simply from reading a book.
And they have completely changed there lives around.
It doesn’t take a lot to change.
It just requires doing something different
Here’s a mistake that most people make in their relationships with others. They try to make a nesting place in the ever moving stream of life
Anthony De Mello
Its not just in the relationship with others but with everything.
We get comfortable with our jobs, one form of marketing, one brand, one show
Everything changes and nothing remains the same, clinging on to something will leave you feeling lost when it eventually goes…
The only way you can cling on to something forever is if you die before you lose it
Like a stream
Everything flows, one day you have it the next it’s gone
Many thousand years ago after a shipwreck Zeno found himself in Athens with no money
After attending a lecture in a bookstore about Socrates Zeno wanted to know where to find one of those ‘philosophers’
After studying under a philosopher Zeno started his own school which today we believe is the origins of stoicism
When Zeno passed away Cleanthes took over the school and then Chrysippus and so on,
Most of the new leaders brought something new and adapted the philosophy slightly
Some students left and started there own schools based on what they thought philosophy should be
Fast forward to today where we have the likes of William Irvine who in is book adapted Stoicism slightly to the modern day.
The point things aren’t supposed to stay the same, as time goes on, and life ticks by things change and we need to adapt to them.
Stop holding on to the past
The one day you get lazy could be the one day that changes your life
The day you ease off the gas could be the day that you close that deal, that your boss recognises your hard work or some of your work goes viral
On the other hand, the day you have a lazy one, could be the day you realise that what your doing isn’t working for you, or you have a random life changing idea whilst lounging in bed.
There is no right or wrong in life, different things have different effects
The day you do this could be the day that
Or the day you that then this could happen
If you miss an opportunity, there will be others, even taking an opportunity you could miss out on others
What you do or dont will always reveal another path
The day you do or dont do anything could be the day that changes your life