Feeling Stuck in Life? Believe Change is Possible
Believing you can change is the first step you can take to get yourself going again.
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.“–Maya Angelou
As a young minister, I remember how frustrated I used to get whenever someone disagreed with me or saw things differently. I would become defensive and, many times, aggressive towards the person; this created a lot of stress inside.
Afterwards, I would beat myself up about the way I reacted. At times I became so discouraged about my behaviour that I believed I would never be different. I did much to avoid people just so I wouldn’t end up in an argument with them, it was terrible, and I hated myself for it.
Seeing things from a different perspective
At that time, I had an excellent mentor/coach, and he suggested that I learn all I could about improving my interpersonal skills with people. Don’t avoid people, he said. Instead, go out of your way to speak with them, deliberately and intentionally see things from their perspective, learn to read their body language, mirror their movements, and match their tone and pace of voice; this way, you’ll soon slip into rapport with them.
As I did this, I began to see patterns of what was and wasn’t working. Finally, due to this repetitive practice, I started to see where shifts were needed and how I could benefit from changing my attitude and communication model. As a result, my communication with people improved tremendously, and the need to always be right has completely disappeared along with the stress.
We stop growing when we stop believing that we can act differently. Change is the only constant in life. You can resist it as much as you like, but it will happen with or without your permission.
I know that you must be fed-up hearing the statement “Believe in yourself”, but the thing is, you are reading this article because you want to transform yourself. Deep within your heart, you know that believing in yourself is essential to achieving anything, and you want to be an achiever.
Believe Change is possible – this is where it begins
The first thing to do is change how you think. Think clearer, better and different from the way you presently think. For example, “You are what you think about”, and “As you think in your mind, so are you”.
Everything starts with you, your belief, desire, and commitment to transform. God created you for greatness, happiness and success. So, suppose you want to change your present situation, improve your health, heal your relationships, reduce stress and anxiety at work, and attract more wealth. In that case, you should start believing in your power of belief and the ability to change.
Do this, and anything is possible!