What Mom Never Told Me About How People Change
Last week, I made a huge decision brought about by circumstances I would never have expected, the reason I wasn’t as active as before, here in WA. I know people change. What I didn’t know, is that people can change like how we change clothes, often and sudden. I could blame my mom for not giving me a head start; however, I cannot blame her for people’s actions. And I certainly can blame no one if things don’t happen the way I assumed it to be.
I cannot expect people or situations to remain the same, change, as they say, is the only thing constant in life. Despite that, what I’m now positive about is that the control to change our future is in our hands merely affected by the choices we make, by making a decision to be accountable with our actions and knowing and sticking to who we are. So that when things change, we still have ourselves to depend on.
For this reason, I realized what good it can bring if I continue thinking about how things should have happened. Past is past. What I have, where I am, and who I’ve become are the only bare essentials I can carry as days go by. There’s no way I can let other people control how I should carry on. And there’s no way I can let the past dictate my day-to-day affair.
Thus, I grabbed my pen and paper and went back to doing what I’ve enjoyed doing since last month when I get started. Here I am again, minus the people and circumstances I used to be around. Might not be as active for a couple of months, but this is just temporary, to cover the transition I decided to take. Just like any endeavor, external factors are not in our control, but the decision to do the things that will move us forward is in our hands, it all depends on us.
People change. Deal with it.
May we all have the courage to make that decision to take action and change the circumstances that are holding us back to move forward, no matter how huge a decision it can be. 2018 has just started, we still have way more than 300 days to achieve the goals we set for this year. Let’s all make it happen!
All the best,