“To change one’s life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions.”
– William James
William James, the father of American Psychology, offers us three clear and actionable steps to change our lives.
Assuming this change is far more than a mere impulse, the first step is to begin now. Don’t wait for the most ideal conditions that may never come. Take a step, however large or small, towards the change you desire.
One of the hardest parts about seeking change is the fear of others’ opinions. Let your focus be so entirely on building the life you want to live, you don’t allow your energy to be wasted on what others may (or may not) think or say.
Fear, shame, finances, exclusion, responsibilities, endless obligations– there are many forces at play that threaten to keep us precisely where we are. It’s not as if these forces aren’t real or aren’t important, because they are, but we would be wise to begin to see the obstacles as just that: obstacles.
Have you not already navigated countless obstacles?
What change have you been pushing off in your own life?