If you want your outward world to change then the first thing you need to change is your inner world. Nothing will change outside of you until you change. The analogy I like to use is that of a house. Let’s say you have a piece of land that you want to develop on. Before you build the house, you’ve got to get the architectural drawing – it’s the blueprint. The builder follows that blueprint to convert the house from paper to reality. If you’re not happy with the house you can’t blame the builder (although sometimes you can!). If you want to change the house, change the blueprint.
That’s the same with our lives. We want everything around us to change, and yet we hand over control to everyone and everything else. There isn’t going to be change until your desire to change pushes you.
Another example is soil. Soil is fertile ground where things grow, but it depends what you nurture it with. If you nurture it with sunlight, water and fertilizer on a regular basis it becomes a platform for trees to sprout. Equally, if I’m not nurturing it with the right nutrients it becomes ground for weeds to grow.
We are the soil that our reality grows from. If we feed ourselves the right nutrients – consuming valuable content, surrounding ourselves with great people, focusing on our passions and coming from a place of empathy then we provide fertile ground for our lives to grow better. Alternatively, if we surround ourselves with negative people, gossiping, consuming reality television, depressing news and things we have no control over then we’re creating fertile ground for things we don’t want to grow.
The question I have for you is, are you happy with your life today? If the answer is no, it’s not so much the world around you. It’s got to do with what you’re consuming. I’m not saying it’s easy to cultivate your soil, but work at it and you’ll take back control over what’s growing inside you instead of being the victim.
Keep changing the game.
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