"Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." William James.
We often fall into the familiar comfort of doing things the same way as we have always done them, thinking that there are certain things we just can't do.
"Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, and your values become your destiny." Mahatma Gandhi.
It can be hard to see at once what we should be doing with our lives. However on any given day you can gather up pieces of your life puzzle. If you notice a surge of energy, follow your interests, or decide to change something, however small, tag it and keep going. Collect these success moments as these are what will take you to the life you truly desire.
The wonderful thing is that over and over life confronts us with such opportunities, such pivot points. To remain the same, you simply choose what you have always chosen. To discover your true purpose, you must experiment with choosing from your soul. These tiny decisions, or choice points, are easy to overlook and may seem unremarkable until you deliberately start using them. However, it does not matter how small the act or how inconsequential the decision. If you know what you want and finally do it, you are on your way to creating a better life.
Changing the way we look at things will cause the things around us to also change, and that includes the people and circumstances in our lives.
I consciously made a small change this morning. As I headed out on my usual dog walk it suddenly struck me - why do I nearly always go on the same walks? I live in an area where there are miles of countryside to explore yet again and again I return to the same places, So, we went a little further afield and found a truly beautiful area that we hadn't explored before. Such a simple change, but one that will lead me to try more different walks, and who know where they may lead?
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. Henry David Thoreau.