Change is like the winds of circumstances, blowing on us all in an unending flow that touches each of our lives. It’s one thing to create change. It’s another thing and often unavoidable, for change to occur you when you least expected it.
We all have experienced the different faces of change. Yet some of us reach to the end while others don’t. What guides us to different destinations is determined by the way we choose our path. Everyone thinks differently. What we choose and act on determines where each of us arrives.
Unexpected events happen to all of us.
We have frustrations and challenges. We all have reversals and those moments when, despite our best plans and efforts, things fall apart. Challenging circumstances are not events reserved for the less fortunate, the uneducated or the extremely poor. The rich and the poor have marital problems. The rich and the poor have the same challenges that can lead to financial ruin and personal despair.
In the end, it is not what happens that determines the quality of our lives, it is what we choose to do when we discover that the wind has changed directions.
When things change, we must change. We must struggle to our feet again and reset the boat to steer us forward to the destination of our own deliberate choosing. The set of the boat-how we think and how we respond – has a far greater capacity to alter our lives than any challenges we face. How quickly and responsibly we react to adversity is far more important than the adversity itself. Once we discipline ourselves to understand this, we will finally and willingly conclude that the great challenge of life is to control the process of our thinking.
Learning to reset the boat with changing winds rather than permitting ourselves to be blown in a direction you did not purposely choose requires the development of a whole new discipline. It involves going to work on establishing a powerful, personal philosophy that will help to influence in a positive way all that you do, think and decide.
If you can succeed, the result will be a positive change in your income, lifestyle, and relationships.