Thursday, June 9, 2011
“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
People are afraid of changes
Change is the foundation for progress. A lot of people are afraid of changes for any change can mean not only gain but also a loss. When everything is ok, most people would never want to change anything in their lives. There has to be something drastic for people to change their lives dramatically. When we get in desperate situations we are forced to change. You may wonder why it is difficult to achieve something for you or why some people achieve something great while others stay in the same ‘hole’ for decades or even all of their lives. I believe one of the answers is that successful people are desperate while those who do not go anywhere have confirmed to their present circumstances for one reason or another.
Become desperate for a change
You have to get fed up with where you are, what you do, how you are and what you have in order to gain something greater. Spiritual satisfaction is good if it comes when you achieve something or you understand some spiritual truth about life, God, people, success and etc. However, it is very bad if you are satisfied with your miserable situation and you are not going to change something. This kind of satisfaction leads to stagnation and puts you further away from your calling and your dreams.
Inner dissatisfaction leads to changes
Dissatisfaction can be quite of risky. Why? When you are dissatisfied and want to change something, it may mean leaving or even losing your comfort zone. It is a principle in life which you cannot neglect. If you want to gain something you will have to lose something. But, the other side of the coin is that by losing something you will most probably gain something even greater than you had had before you took a risky step. Well, you also risk not to gain anything greater but simply to fail. Should you be afraid of that?
Failures lead to positive changes and success
Definitely not! Even if you fail you gain priceless lessons about life and how to do things better next time. Remember the famous quote by Thomas Edison:”I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work”. By saying this he justified his multiple failures to produce an operational light bulb. He finally did it. Now we take for granted that we have electricity in our homes, but it took a man who was willing to sacrifice all his life to bring electricity to our homes. He learned from his failures and so should we. Failures are not our graveyards; they are our platforms for success.
A change will lead you from misery to greatness
So, are you willing to lose something which might seem as a guarantee of your security in order to take a risk to gain something that would gain you great success, independence, financial freedom, ability to be on the top and similar things? I believe it’s worth it. You simply need to decide what you really want in life and don’t stand for anything less than that. Then, my friend you are on the path of exchanging something terribly small to something terribly big. Good luck.
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