Changing my life is one of the hardest things I have ever done. Better yet it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever attempted to do.

Change requires me to first acknowledge there is a need for something different – whether physically, mentally, or spiritually.  I must admit that this is not working.

Whatever that this is, it is up to me to reflect, find, and acknowledge its existence and the need to improve it.

It’s interesting that some seem to believe that change is “easy” for me or for a certain group of people in general. Ha!

There is this great misconception that some people just possess a special type of greatness that others don’t.  Some exclusive extraordinary genetic makeup or power.

No. It’s a lie. It’s all a lie.

Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, god-like feature that only the special among us will ever taste – you know it’s something that truly exists in all of us. -Will Smith.

Greatness exists in all of us. So what does that mean?

It means that if I don’t feel great it isn’t because I’m not, it’s because I have not tapped into my great reservoir. It means that I, in my current state, am not an environment conducive for greatness to flourish.

So now what?

First I need to explore change.


  •  Difficult (adj). needing much effort or skill to accomplish, deal with, or understand.

Change is difficult. Why? I am creature of habit. I am used to thinking, acting and doing in a certain way.

Change is difficult because my mind tells me so. My mind can be a reflection of my emotions. And because my emotions are often misguided, I have to remind myself to ignore them, and forcefully recreate my own thoughts.

  •  Required (v). need for a particular purpose; cause to be necessary.

Change is required. It’s a must. The greatest confirmation of change being required is the fact that it is so hard to do. Easy is never required. Why? Because easy rarely produces anything of value.

Every living thing is designed for growth. If I do not change, I will remain the same. If I remain the same, I will not grow. Lack of growth = no life = death.

  •  Necessary (adj). required to be done, achieved, or present; needed; essential.

Change is necessary. To achieve greatness I must change.

My thoughts, my actions, my habits, my circle — all must change. Change is like air, I simply can not live without it. It is necessary that I not only seek change but walk in change, represent change, and BE the change that I desire to see.



  1. Mind – I can only begin to change me when I change my thoughts. I know that every person, place or thing I come in contact with affect my thoughts so I will be very protective and selective about what I allow to enter into mind. I MUST master my mind in order to be great.
    – My mind is everything and I will protect it at all costs.
    – Everything that is good, honest, pure – I will ONLY think on these things.
    – Anything that I desire is possible.
    – I believe that which I cannot yet see.
  2. Habits – My thoughts determine my habits and my habits determine my future. I can not pursue greatness without building great habits. I will slowly, consistently, and effectively develop great habits.
    – I will determine my habits and my habits will determine my life. 
    – Everything that I need, I have.

    – Everyday I will work to develop a good habit.
    – I will only entertain those with habits I desire to have.
  3. Start Small – I understand I will not become everything I desire to be overnight. With focus, I will identify areas where I can make small, immediate changes. Changing my thoughts and habits
    – I will perfect every small thing in my life.

    – I can and I will change my life.
    – I will do everything in excellence.

    – I will only focus on that which I can change and then I will change it. 

About the Author Rook

It took life turning me upside down before I figured out how to live it right side up. Hopefully I can save you some of the trouble.

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