Some days, when I wake up, I feel invigorated, powerful, and ready to make something happen.
But some days, I feel like a waste of blood and flesh. Like I have no purpose, that I’m floundering without meaning through life.
Today is one of those days.
Making a change
I’ve written about expecting failure before, and I know now that days like today will happen. I know that emotional states ebb and flow, and some days will bring feelings of success, and others will bring feelings of failure.
Is there anything that you want to change? Is there anything in your life that you dream of doing?
Maybe you’re tired of your job. Maybe you dream of starting a business. Maybe you dream of being better at talking to people of the opposite sex (The comments on this [recent post] show how common this fear is).
No matter the change you want to make, there is one thing you should know.
It doesn’t have to be like this.
You’re not alone. Whatever change you want to make, there are many other people, just like you. There are people who want to achieve your goals, and there are people who have already done it.
Knowing that you’re not alone is the first step to realizing that a change is possible.
My friend and MasterClass student’s facebook status this morning was moving:
“please like this status if you feel like you have no idea what you’re doing WAY WAY WAY MORE OFTEN than you feel like you have life figured out…people need to 1) know they are not alone and 2) feel better about themselves”
I noticed the dozens and dozens of likes, the deep comments, and I realized that it often seems that everyone else has their life together—but really, deep inside, many of us are striving for meaning.
So, whatever you are trying to do—understand that you can. It’s possible.
If you aren’t happy with where you are, it doesn’t have to be like this.
It’s time to make a change.