February 10th, 2015

Only you can change

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -- Albert Einstein


We all wish it were better.


More of this.


Less of that.


A more peaceful future.


But in the end, no matter how much we expect others to make our lives a better place, the only person who can effect real change is us.

Just us. No one else.


And before you go running for another book, programme or course to help reshape your life, my advice is to look at the areas of your life that you wish were better i.e. they are not working, write one thing down in each, and you will have something very concrete to work on.


This exhortation is not a ‘you can do better’ example, but to challenge you to stop running away from the few things that if brought to book would make the biggest difference in your life.


[The quote above is one, no doubt, you’ve seen many times but ask yourself, what have you done in the last 24 hours to bring about change that would enable you to look in the mirror with a sense of renewed optimism and not resigned acceptance? If my experience is anything to go by, just rising 10 minutes earlier each day and writing or podcasting has made a profound difference in my life. No great shakes I know but in doing this it’s given me the self-belief in so many other areas of my life.]

I am blessed

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I will never grow tired of the view near my house. Never.

Like all things in life, though, it's easy to take things for granted, and not appreciate what we've got until it's gone (which means in my case moving away). (That sounds like a Joni Mitchell song.)

I haven't shared images on Livejournal -- I tend to reserve that for Tumblr -- but I think it would be nice, once in a while, to incorporate them in a blog post or two.

What do you think?

Even though I've had a Livejournal account for a while, I still feel that I don't completely understand the dynamic or the audience. Is it just for writers (and sci-fi at that)? Or does it go much wider? All and any insight gratefully received.

Anyhow, have a great day.