I have been asking myself lately,” Why is it that most people don’t want to change?” The average person wakes up and goes through life day-to-day, not thinking about what they are eating, the environment they are in, what they expose their mind to daily, etc. It takes a special kind of person to really embrace change. We all know that change is hard! Take me for example. There was a time in my life when I woke up had to have my coffee with a cup of white sugar. I would go through my day allowing things to happen to me. I played the victim role really well! I always felt unsatisfied and empty. Even though I was a Christian and loved the Lord. I felt as if I never had control of my emotions. I was extremely negative. I was able to pretend my life was not what it was. I guess you could say I had an alter ego that kept me hopeful in times of distress. I was horrible at managing my time and money. I lived as if I was dealt a bad hand and had to just accept things the way they were. That was that!
My diet at the time was horrifying. I was over weight, depressed, anxieties, and thought everyone was out to get me. I was surrounded by low-level thinkers. I say this with love. The family at that time I had was my ex husbands. We lived with them. His parents were raised on a farm in the 50’s. His mother was forced to quit school in 4th grade to stay home and tend the farm and housework. They had dirt floors and girls got married and pregnant at 15 in those days. Their mentality was, to take care of the house and kids while the husband goes to work and get on welfare. They did not know how to handle money so they remained poor and literally the cycle just continued from generation to generation. There was no try to do better for yourself. There was only exist and drink. This is who I was surrounded by for the better part of ten years. It was God who kept me hopeful and motivated to know there was more for me in this life other than defeat. Still, my life today is like nothing of the past I lived in. I don’t recognize the Amy back then.
It took a lot of painful years and prayers to get to where I am today! Back to the original question, “Why is it that most people just will not change?” The average person might implement small changes at one time or another but after the excitement fades they are back to the same old routine or habits. I just keep asking why are there so few people who really grasp change and go for it?
Again, I will use myself as an example: I want to be healthy. I have made decisions to eat whole foods, exercise, and take supplements. I allow myself “cheat days” now and then. I really do not want to keep doing “cheat days” because I am only hurting myself in the long run. I make every effort possible to be healthy and I had to make some really huge changes in my life. It did not happen over night. In fact it took me 8 years to get here. I was consistent and determined to follow through. I still am. I went through a period of making New Year’s Resolutions and breaking them. I tried every diet known to man. What happened to me for change to occur was I had enough. I was done feeling bad, being over weight, settling for less than my best. I could not go on like I was living. It was not just about what I was eating or getting outside to exercise. It also, meant I had to change my thinking. It was really hard to do that. I am not going to lie, it is still very hard to operate day-to-day. I have to constantly be watching my thoughts and words. I know that I want to live in freedom and abundance. I always want to be growing and learning. I know for Amy to get to the next level it will take a different version of me.
Honestly, we all have the same opportunity to better ourselves it is just that most people don’t. That is what I am trying to figure out. What keeps people stuck? Why do they not want to go deeper or higher? I am not special. I have ambition and drive. That’s all. I am linking an article that I felt was helpful in answering my question. I think it will give insight to anyone who wants to make a change that is long and lasting. I would love feedback on this issue! Comment here and join the discussion!
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