A decision to change your life

You’re looking for a way to change your life. It all starts with a decision. Not a wish. Not a hope. Not even a plan.

By Ed Latimore Last modified

I’ve never met anyone who wants to change their life that hasn’t. All it takes is a decision. If they haven’t made it, they don’t really want it.

First of all, you have to realize one thing:

A goal without a plan is just a dream.

It’s not a way to change your life.

This doesn’t mean these people don’t desire change. Everyone wants more of the good and less of the bad. The desire for a fine life is as common as the need for water. Even homeless people want a warm meal, but what are they doing to make this happen?

The only thing the decision requires is a relinquishment of the old ways. From now on, you do things a new way which will bring you closer to your desires.

Imagination is powerful

Specifically, it’s a powerful way to change your life.

This is the part people get caught up on because they have no imagination. When you lack imagination, you’re forced to accept your surroundings as they appear.

Changing your life seems impossible. You can’t see how space can be rearranged through sheer effort, into something that reflects your desires.

Physics teaches time and space are inexorably linked. Most people think when they make a decision, it will instantly manifest. When it doesn’t happen quickly, they give up and revert back to their old self. The irony of impatience is that it guarantees you’ll wait forever to get what you want.

It all starts with a decision

Before anything can happen, you have to make a decision. Even if the learning curve is steep, you have to make a decision. There is no turning back. There is no choice but to continue until you have what you want, or you perish.

Once you make the decision, you will not perish. The universe rallies behind those who commit to a path of action. When you make the decision, the universe recognizes this.

You will discover opportunities and talents you weren’t aware of. This sounds esoteric, but I have observed this too many times to doubt it.

All it takes is a decision. In an instant, your life changes. The change happens first in your mind. Your actions will then reflect the change. In time, your surroundings will bear little resemblance to anything you’ve ever know.

It’s at this point people will you say you’ve changed. You will no longer have anything in common with anyone from your past. That’s ok, because you made the decision. The decision to change your life in an instant. A decision most will never make.