Many times we say that we want to change, but our actions continue to contradict our words. We ask for wisdom, guidance, and second chances, but with all of those things we still go against what we know may be best for us. After getting tired of being in the same place every year, I decided that I had to do something different. I began to work on my character flaws one by one. I received life lessons through mentors, counseling, and by reading books.
All of these things helped me to see how I could be better. After dealing with the issue for a period of time, I would suddenly notice that the flaw that I was trying to overcome was suddenly in front of me in the form of a test. I had a choice to make that I am sure came up many times before, but I missed it because I was blind to the mess I was in. I noticed the test this time, and picked the right way and I immediately felt relief. This is how I dealt with my anger, past pain, bad relationships, poor choices, and a host of other things that I dealt with and continue to deal with daily.
I truly want to be a better person tomorrow than I am today. Although I have come a long way from the 20 year old college student that would pop off and show out, I still have much further to go. I realize that many times we get entrenched in the “woe is me” mindset instead of being introspective. Look at yourself and see why things continue to go the way they are going. If you continue to go down the wrong side of the road once you reach that fork, you will never get out that destructive cycle.
It is very easy to see others mistakes and poor choices, but it is so hard to see our own. The time spent on the lives of others will be better spent on yourself. If you are stuck in a cycle of life that you cannot get out of, decide that you are ready to break free, pray and meditate, and look out for that fork in the road moment. The test will come, but you have to be prepared.
Break free. Be excellent. Change your life. Change your mind. Be you. Do you. Tell your own story. On your own terms.