You really have changed my life! I am very interested in your blog. I cut out junk food, sodas, excessive fat, and processed foods. Hi David. Rather than leave things to chance or to what I felt like doing at the moment, I planned each day and week by listing specific things that I wanted to accomplish. If I am uncomfortable doing something, there is a good chance it’s because I am taking myself out of my comfort zone and learning something new. Hi nice to meet you. Once you realize perfect doesn't exist, you can ease up on yourself. I now am a lot more discriminate when it comes to buying stuff and I have learned to source out great bargains. If you want different results, start making different choices. 11. My grandmother Esther changed my life in a positive way. 4. I want to share with you a letter that changed my life. I actually printed out your post to read again; I plan to make notes on it and mark things to do and ideas I have for implementing some of these things in my own life as I read. You become better by expanding your mind and acquiring new knowledge. Have a good day. Although this is a perfect way to spend a lazy day, that time could be spent bettering yourself. Think of all the things in your life that are … One huge differenc; you followed thru and succeeded. I imagine how life would be if I don’t stop from such a negative habits. I used to be more self-centered and neglected to stay in touch with my loved ones. Your pride “Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program had been approved under the Obama administration in 2012 and that changed my life. Another major change I have made in my life is being more careful with my money. You have changed generations with your music, your dance, business, & your influence as a woman around the world. 10. Thank you. I wanted to be more mindful and happy and worry less. I am going to start by making a list that is achievable and build upon it. Thanks for your input. I love to cook so this change was not as difficult for me as for some. I make a conscious effort to practice simple but positive affirmations throughout the day that emphasize self-love and worth. In addition to meditation, I have learned to incorporate visualization/guided imagery into my daily routine. ” ― C.G. It’s as though you have lived my life. I do this in the mornings before I start work. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Thank you for being brave enough to write about your journey. 2. Kudos for an inspiring article. Together you’re stronger. People can change your life in a positive or negative way. They will always be by my side; as a constant reminder of how selfish I was. Want to change old habbits and see and feel the light of happiness. Hey! Have felt wasted for quite some time now. 6. Since the day I met you, my life has changed for the better. I actually started paying attention to nutritional labels. I focus on the fact that prevention is better than cure. 1.7k. Please know that you deserve to be happy and that you have it in you to make whatever changes you desire. You are Heaven sent. It eradicated the guesswork. Going to bed early sounds pretty lame when we're young, but there's a valid … Saved by Megen Milburn. Reading your blog is seem like looking at the mirror. I have been feeling so sad, frustrated and just stuck in general. Required fields are marked *, Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Unfortunately a bit of my past came back to haunt me, and not only me but my partner also. I never told my close friends that I was attending therapy till my third year in school. 31. So I’ve learned a great lesson in honesty and the past. I now have cut back on those activities significantly and substituted them with more wholesome activities. As I understand it now it was because i had a chaos in my head. When I quit drinking caffeine, my life changed for the better. This has made me appreciate my blessings so much more and made me more thankful. A sequence of evens have 13. Remember, winners aren't people who never fail but people who never quit. Hope I was able to help in some way. I use to be secluded, but knew I had to open myself up to the world. It has definitely inspired me. I just wanted to thank Mr. Dawkins for being outspoken and passionate against the harms of religion, as well as teaching science and the beauty of evolution, especially in America where it is so desperately needed. But having children does require adapting, adjusting and accepting the sacrifices and transformations that will take place in your life and relationships. Think of all the things in your life that are important to you--the essentials--then eliminate everything else. I don’t feel I have the discipline, though. I truly surprised after reading this article. 29. I really have been in a mess. 18. I wrote this letter to myself 7 years ago.It is a letter of truth and vulnerability. David. I have used this time to read more. I used to read a lot when I was younger but, somehow, fell out of the habit. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I now know have someone there whenever I need to talk. We are each others angels you know and god speaks to us thru each other. If you are interested, you can read more on my blog, http://www.skilledatlife.com. So often we read or hear that we should just start with 1 small change. 28. 27. I did not realize how much I was wasting in a typical day on frivolous things, be it daydreaming, spending time in a bar, watching boring TV commercials, trolling the internet for useless gossip, etc. I love channels like National Geographic, Discovery, and PBS. 21. For me, most of these life-changing moments have come in the past 10 years or so, the time since I graduated high-school and “set out” on my own. I woke up crying this morning because I feel suffocated by how my life has turned out because I know I’m worth a lot more than the woman I turned out to be. I am more likely to enroll in a photography class now, or watch a TED talk, or choose a great documentary on Netflix to watch as compared to before. I think you are handling the dysfunctional family issue wisely. I have curtailed my TV viewing and now watch much less television compared to before. David when I read your blog I almost burst out in tears because 90% of what you say about yourself applies to me as well. I now download great books on my Kindle app and read them before bed at night on my iPad or phone. There's no harm in being wrong or making mistakes, as long as you're willing to make corrections. Especially point 27, which I was searching for a solution. In the past, I have been guilty of spending too much time at bars and clubs. I believe in you. My grandmother was a very hardworking woman. So much in common, and typed in ‘I want to change my life’ also, after years of always trying to please others, whether its family, friends or work colleagues, always the same result, just used and abused, and always feeling guilty for others paths in life. Apparently its allowable if you say ‘you always hurt the one you love the most’ yeah right! I feel lost and need some guidance. I blog about these and other experiences regularly because I want to share my experiences and help others. Barbara. 25 Grateful Things to Say to Someone Who Changed Your Life. What changes are you going to make in your life? These goals were specific and clearly stated so that it was obvious when I achieved them (or didn’t). If you desire something greater for yourself, don’t put off your plans to change … 23. We can’t deny that positive and negative is part of our lives. Thanks, again, for your input! Here are 7 ways therapy has changed my life, for the better. We evacuated on the day I was supposed to have my birthday party on August 25, 2005. It also has made me realize that my thoughts can be extremely rambunctious and that I do not always have to attach myself to them. Here's how you can make it happen. I could relate to so many of the ways in which I need to change my life. 24. This has brought me so much closer to those I cherish. I do not just visualize it; I actually try to feel the feeling of actually accomplishing the outcome. I wasn’t ashamed to be there but I thought my friends would feel ashamed to know someone attending therapy. I read books on meditation, exercise, nutrition, etc. For years, I avoided them like the plague. Every morning before I meditate, I visualize and picture outcomes and goals that I desire. For certain aspects, I made complete 180-degree changes while for others I made small behavioral changes. The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will… For loved one, for family and a few good friends. If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Hurricane Katrina made landfall and destroyed everything I had ever known. You have to choose. I’ve been an avid coffee drinker for many years. Swapping “I’ll try” for “I can, and I will.” Back when I felt stuck in life, I was always trying. 8. Even if you … You have to be willing to lose… 1. Quitting caffeine changed my life!. 1. I’d like to make it clear that in no way am I successful 100% of the time. And the sad truth is that that most of us are our own worst enemy, allowing our negative thoughts to hold us back. I now take the time to call my Mom more often, write more personal e-mails and letters, and simply be a better friend and family member. It provided me different perspectives. Please could you tell me which books you have read that have had the biggest impact on you with regards your overall improvement? I still feel over whelmed and I still feel the emptiness and despair the fear brings. Regardless of our hesitation or fear, humans need change to be happy. Hello David I want to give my family a better life without wallowing in self-pity. I did not have to wake up in the morning and figure out what I needed to do because I had a routine that I adhered to. 2. If you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done. 30. Thank you a lot. You changed my life for the better. I believe one event that has changed my personality, qualities, and all around behavior was the death of my only brother, Sean. The earliest citation of this saying is in an article written by Benjamin Franklin back in 1758 that was printed in the London Chronicle--however, the expression has been traced back to the 1400s. I knew in theory what was good and what was bad, but couldn’t always stay on the good side, i had some ups but there were too many downs on my way. Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and the ability to perform cannot exist. 15. I would get upset if I incurred the disapproval of others. Excellent understanding about life. This speaks to me on a deep level! David, you are certainly very inspirational and motivational. You are Heaven sent. I felt positive in my head after reading this. You can never change the past, if you bury it, it will always haunt you, be a part of you. Thank you, Luke. You were brave to commit to 31 goals! Getting to Know Yourself Assess your self identity. I know that I cannot please everyone. I too, have read many self help books, many spiritual guides and I too have seen the commons in them. Maybe it’s the same for you. I feet its the best inspiration that I need right now. You are everything a man, husband, lover, friend, dad, a family, and our kids could ever ask for! I have said these very words thousands of times! Watched my diet, drastically lessened my alcohol and pot use. This list contains books that changed my life and allowed me to see the world in many different ways. I found this article when at a crossroads in life and not knowing what to do next. Just like me. I have incorporated a lot of the same practices and habits that you spoke of including meditation, exercise, wholesome activities, and cooking. I hope you also enjoyed reading my blog. My name is Danny. I simply am not affected much by it anymore because I have learned the concept of equanimity and know what makes me happy. Thank you, Roshna, for your comments. Here are 10 ways you can begin right now to steer yourself toward a more fulfilled and happy life: Life is made up of choices--some we regret, some we're proud of, some that will hurt us. Again, I choke up. ), I said that I would exercise 4 times per week for 1 hour each time. I'm so grateful that I had you by my side for the majority of my first year of college. I have experienced so much heart ache and failures. 2. It's important to never let success get to your head or failure to your heart. Discipline is nothing other than the ability to forgo instant gratification, and that is something I always try to remember. But your mistakes doesn't mean you've failed, only that you're trying and learning in life. I wanted to tell you how I will try and use your blog for my motivation to change. The best thing you can do is to lead by example and, hopefully, others will be inspired and follow suit. journey towards changing your life. To leave my past behind in order to grow, to not make the same mistakes. BABY , I LOVE YOU And just the act of letting things go will help you to simplify, to focus on what's important, and to build the life you want. And it’s,for sure, really frightening me. I lift weights and then do a 20-minute cardio workout. A look of discontent. Try to do something you've never done every single day. I feel so much more rested these days. It is so true that if we desire, we can bring monumental changes to our lives. These moments have been, for me, life-changing. It could be simple things like enjoying a nice meal or spending quality time with a loved one. After graduating, there was a lot of hope. I have had some experience with this, too. And. I decided to join my local gym and exercise 5 days a week. Instead, I now use my conscience as my guide and, while I try to be sensitive to how others feel, I do not allow it to run my life. 9. Let me outline for you how I went about making some of the most rapid transformations of my entire life. 3. 1984 Brooke Cagle People come and go in our lives all the time. If I can do it, I know you can, too. Hello David I am 21 and I’ve read this so many times. You’ve changed my life for the better. I am grateful for how you always love. I see it in my partner’s eyes now. I realized that nobody could make these changes for me so I had to do it myself. I used to watch reality shows and loved watching crime shows like Unusual Suspects but found them to have no real merit or educational value. I’ll let you in on a secret. I just turned 48 a few days ago and although, I have few regrets, I am filled with anger and resentment. Peace and love my brother as we share the journey. Are you still following these principles today and are you happier for it? Try to patiently teach them the truths that you have learned. It’s 2am and I am surfing the internet, I type in “change my life”. I spent a lot of time learning to forgive myself and others and this has freed me from so much anger and resentment. When I'm with you, I … Thank you. You articulated extremely well on the various points I have started implementing in my life. Forgiveness is a big one for me. Hi David. I work for snows Toyota as a sales executive, but this is not what I want to do. My remote control is now used a lot more discriminately to find shows that are uplifting and educational. Congratulations David. I really appreciate your comments. 3. A major change I have made in my life is to drastically cut back on the amount of alcohol I consume. I was equally hard on others whom I perceived had wronged me, as well as on myself for all my past mistakes. 17. My Personal Life : Events That Changed My Life 888 Words | 4 Pages. I have a partner, of 8 months we love together, and it’s going well, I am also worried that changing my direction in life will also alter our relationship too which I don’t want to happen. You have got to start somewhere. I wanted to make an effort to exploit my full potential and accomplish more and I was not doing that. I am in a very low place at the moment in my life, at 26 years. I am so excited to begin this journey. Don't be afraid to try new things and stand in your discomfort zone. So here are the answers to the question, how to live a better life: 1. After devouring a wealth of information from famous self-help experts and some not so famous ones, I recognized a commonality between all of them as they pretty much were all advocating similar strategies. I fail less often than I did before, probably because, like anything else, things get easier the more you practice. I knew that I wanted friends who had a positive influence on me. After reading your insights i gained a complete understanding, now I have a clear action plan, i know exactly what i shall do. I relate to almost every single point. Make today the day. Find a new educational activity that interests you. David, thanks for sharing such a valuable points about life, how to live life. Don't allow your future to be limited by your age or your situation; stop being afraid of what might go wrong and start getting excited about what could go right. Trying to lose weight. Here is what I did: 1. Its so nice to read your blog. For me it is a constant struggle when my own near and dear ones try to drag me and themselves down. My overall lifestyle habits were not conducive towards a healthy and productive life. We all have people who have changed our lives. I know that you don’t believe in things happening for a reason so I can believe for the both of us that you were brought into my life for a reason. Warm regards, I decided to have a daily routine which I followed diligently. Thank you for remembering the feelings of wanting to just be you and grateful for that. Do you have any thoughts on how one can help others in one’s dysfunctional, toxic families to incorporate these practices? Can you help me? Smoker & addicted to drugs too… I have a kids, a daughter and son. Love can change your life. I’m sure that you’ve heard the expression: Old habits die hard. Anyway thanks for not feeling so alone, and finally having something I can believe in and people I can understand. I will print your list and return to your blog for guidance. My grandmother basically raised me. I am getting to that point when I am feeling that it the moment to change. You have taught me that you don’t always have to strong. Do you want to know what effect quitting caffeine had on me? A big source of unhappiness is the idea that other people's lives are better or easier than yours. I thought I would write about the changes I decided to make in case others could benefit from it. I now view the discomfort in a different light. Interesting reading. I can sincerely say that these changes have made me a happier, more successful and more equanimous person. Did everything I set out to do. It has taught me so much about myself, helped me concentrate more, and become more mindful. Did you have a system? In the past, I would shy away from difficult endeavors because I was scared and did not believe in myself sufficiently. But when you compare your situation to that of others, you're comparing your complete reality to their surface. See more Posts. I truly feel sorry for them and wish I could do something but the great thing about bringing this shift in my life has been it does not shake my core anymore. 22. Thank you. It is a letter that challenged me to be a better version of myself. This last four years have been the most difficult and completely challenging for me. I’ve been on a journey of simplifying my life, and I’m also wanting to better my life in many of the ways that you mentioned in this post. I shall be putting your advise to work immediately, Hi, David. Hi David and commenters, Thank you, Patty, for the kind words. 14. I have incorporated these changes gradually over time and have found that each of them supports the other. Ashley West. Uganada is a place I would love to visit. Personal Experience: Something That Changed My Life. Here are 29 ways that your life will change, mostly for the better, when you have children. It took a while for me to adjust my sleep habits and I now realize that it is possible to follow the adage early to bed, early to rise. Knowing one self can be a major challenge but I now know it’s possible. I am far from perfect and still have many faults. In the past, I managed to convince myself that I was a night owl and definitely not a morning person. I’ve been searching a lot because I decided to change a lot of things about my life. No matter how fantastic, how happy, how brilliant everything may seem on the outside, you never know what's going on the inside If you find yourself being jealous of someone, remember that person has struggled with hardships and insecurities just as you have. I did this because certain changes were harder for me to make than others. If you're not where you want to be in your career--or, for that matter, in your life--never let yourself believe change is impossible. I can honestly say that I used be bad at forgiving others and myself. And I have been saving a ton of money by eating out less. I now meditate every morning after I wake up. Eliminate the unnecessary and cultivate the essentials. I can’t even trust what I have in common with anyone left in this world of hate. I know it will be hard but i cant go on ignoring the beauty’ s of life. Thank you for writing about how you changed your life. When I do fail, I do not let it discourage me like it would have before. So many people have asked me, and now you have all the knowledge that I had, to do the same. Thank you for sharing this, it really inspires me. I knew I was capable of so much more. Although, I’ve learned that my mistakes will never go away. In addition to saving more money, I also invest my money now. If there was an award for procrastination, I think I would have been in the running in the past. 26. You can’t plan such moments and you have no idea when they’ll hit you. Thanks again for the inspiration. Thank you very much, Norman. Ready for a change? Today I woke for the first time in a long time knowing if there is no change, I will not grow as a person. I do not take myself as seriously and try to practice unconditional self-love. I have been feeling so sad, frustrated and just stuck in general. What you think is what you become. That’s mind blowing. Each of them taught me something different and valuable. I am now more likely to go hiking, visiting a state park, taking up photography, bird watching, going to the beach, joining a yoga class, etc. A magic trick made to my heart. So many similarities! Thank you. Each of us is an imperfect human being, aware that we can't push away our failures and our flaws. I purposely chose changes that were practical, effective, and achievable for me. Baby, I just want you to know how happy I am to have you in my life, and I thank God for you every day. Developing a healthy identity is essential to … Thank you again for your words of encouragement, the journey continues. I conducted a lot of research online and read many books on happiness, health, success, productivity and overall wellness. I also decided to cook more food at home rather than eating out. I need to make changes now as i want to live a better and happier life. She changed my life and I am glad she did. 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