You have the power to change

The winds of change are upon you. When are you going to wake up and make a change? There isn’t anything holding you back but air, hence the title.

I wanted to talk to all the people out there that are constantly complaining about this or that. The government is taking all my rights away. My boss treats me unfair. People look down on me. My peers don’t include me in anything. I’m always broke. Any of these sound familiar?

So, what are you doing about it? I don’t want to hear that you have been on lockdown because of covid. We all went through the same thing, some still are. You are not alone. But why is it that you are being treated unfairly and it seems like the whole world is moving on without you?

Black and white photo of a woman crying

First off stop crying about it! Second, ask yourself what you can do to change your situation. If it’s government, register to vote and be at the polls every time they open. If your boss isn’t treating you right, change jobs. If you aren’t looked up to like you think you should be, maybe you should take a better look at yourself. As far as your peers not including you, well for me that’s a blessing, it weeds out the people I don’t want to be around anyway.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret that I have talked about before. We become our environment. The only way for us to change who or what we are is to step out and change that environment. Does that mean to move? Maybe. Does that mean to find different friends? Possibly. Does that mean to change jobs? Could be.

All these scenarios could and probably will change at least part of your environment. It all depends how much you want to change. Do you need a small change or a drastic one. This all lies on your shoulders and nobody else’s.

Have you ever heard that poor breeds poor and rich breeds rich? Why do you think that is? Most poor people would say it’s because rich people are born into riches. This is true in some cases, however, if you do some research, you might be amazed it’s not as large a percentage as you think. There are people just like some of you out there that invent things that make them overnight millionaires.

Old run down apartment buildings

So what is different about these overnight successes from others that are not? The answer is, they stepped out of there surroundings and changed their environment. Maybe these people never left their broken down old barn they used to make their discovery, but in their mind they were already in a different class.

There are overnight millionaires from winning the lottery. However, if they don’t have their mind right, they will be broke inside of six months. So what I’m trying to say is, if you don’t change then change won’t be and you will be in the same place next year as you are today.

The winds are there. Are you going to spread your wings and change your future for the better or stay with the nest and live the rest of your life in that same nest? If you are happy where you are, great! But if you want more out of life for you and your family, you have to jump from the nest.

Man dressed in three piece suit straightening his tie

One more thing to consider is your children and your children’s children. Someone down the line will have to step out if you are living in poverty or poverty will keep being taught. This is why poverty breeds poverty and rich breeds rich. If you grow up in a certain environment, it’s all you know. Maybe someone will tell you that you can do better. Maybe you won’t listen to all the negative ones around you. Maybe you will be the one to break the chain. Maybe, just maybe, your boss, your friends or even your family (usually family) are wrong when they tell you this is all you can accomplish.

Start doing research on successful people and see what kind of struggles they had to go through to become successful. I can tell you, it will open your eyes! You can do better for you and your family but, you have to decide how much of a sacrifice or change you are willing to make to make it happen.

I can’t change your environment. Your boss, friends or family can’t make you flip that switch in your brain to change. Only you can do it! And if you get flack from the others, make sure to drop a postcard in the mail to let them know how well you are doing. Who knows, maybe they will break the chains too. Take care, I wish you the best  and Remember, we are all in this together.

By C.S.I

United States Navy veteran, over the road truck driver, welder, plumber, truck driver trainer, sign installer and haulage truck driver for copper mine. After injury in mine (which retired me early in life) I am now blogging the wisdom I have learned through life, with hope of helping others using common sense and old school thought.

2 replies on “You have the power to change”

You are inspiring and speak with such clarity in your writing. Such a derivative of right thought on our minds channeled to right concentration, action and the result of a good livelihood. Four noble truths. Not to be preachy lol…

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