The only constant in life is change. The most important virtue that is in demand of practice for the cultivation of change is courage. With courage, you are able to face your fears, conquer the set backs of uncertainty, and most importantly create the change that is needed to reach the highest and best version of you.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi
In order to be something, you must practice whatever it is you want to be. For instance, a vegetarian isn’t a vegetarian if one eats meat. A teacher isn’t a teacher if one doesn’t teach. A chef isn’t a chef if one doesn’t cook. The list goes on and I’m sure you understand what I’m getting at!
If you want change in your life, you have to BE that change. Gandhi knew what he was talking about.
Also understand that Rome wasn’t built over night— and neither is being a teacher, chef, doctor, musician, etc. Everything, no matter what it is requires practice! And…don’t buy into the saying “practice makes perfect” because nothing is perfect. Rather, practice makes change. If it made for perfection, then we wouldn’t have the capacity to learn and grow; because that is always what we do!
First, you need to recognize your fears and what’s holding you back from becoming the change you wish to be. Your mind is a powerful thing, if not the most powerful thing in the entire universe—if it can create fear, it can also diminish it.
Being fearful is sort of like a habit. Just like biting our nails or twirling our hair, we sometimes don’t know why or even WHEN we are doing it. But there was a reason behind why we started it in the first place. It’s an automatic response in our brains and we can get rid of it with some practice.
We have to redirect our thoughts when defaulting into being fearful. If we really want to create change we must indeed do this.
So, if you need a reason to wake up in the morning, let it be change. There is always something in life we want to conquer or even something new we want to be acquainted with. But first, incorporate courage in your practice.
Or even better yet, be a better you!
Think about it…