Fighting Insanity: Changing My Life

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I have a quote hanging on my office wall:

“To change your life: start immediately, do it flamboyantly, no exceptions.”
— William Jones

I’ve looked at it many, many times over the past year or so, and have never taken it to heart as I have today.

I had a break-down last week about my life. I was starting to feel depressed, un-motivated, and like a cog in someone else’s machine.

The break-down was horrible. Beyond horrible.

I’m a firm believer that break-downs can often be breakthroughs.

When I took a hard look at my depression, it was because I realized that, while on most days I enjoyed most of what I did for a living, there were still many practices, people, and BS in my life that I’d held on to for safety, self-consciousness, or some other fear-based emotion.

I knew exactly what it took to accomplish the results of my dreams, and yet I had only taken 50% of the steps towards those goals.

Why?

Why was I holding myself back?

If you want the results you’ve always had, do the things you’ve always done.

That statement ricochetted on the inside of my skull for days and I began to see my favorite quote in a new light.

I had to immediately pack up the BS, cut out the things I didn’t like about my life, and make a dramatic turn towards the life that I want.

Nothing less than 100% effort towards the life of my dreams would be acceptable.

No exceptions.

8 thoughts on “Fighting Insanity: Changing My Life

    1. Thank you so much, Sherry! It’s tough! One of my favorite movies (and books) is “Eat. Pray. Love.” and of her broken marriage she says something like “The only thing more impossible than leaving was staying.” That’s how I feel sometimes. Like the only thing more impossible than giving it my all, is not. We have to live fully.

  1. Just what I needed to read today! Thank you so much for your insight. Recently, I’ve had very vivid (and quite flamboyant) dreams that are giving me a clear vision of what I’m holding back in my life. Time for change to happen! Thanks again!!

  2. “I had to immediately pack up the BS, cut out the things I didn’t like about my life, and make a dramatic turn towards the life that I want.” … Yes I definitely feel you, it’s imperative in our lives that we acknowledge why is not working an actively change!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. “I had to immediately pack up the BS, cut out the things I didn’t like about my life, and make a dramatic turn towards the life that I want.” … Yes I definitely feel you, it’s imperative in our lives that we acknowledge what is not working and actively change!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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