Changing YOUR Life

“Only I can change my life. No one else can do it for me.” — Carol Burnett

Never a truer statement has been made for we truly are the ONLY ONES responsible for how our lives turn out. It would appear the world is more focused today, more than ever before, on getting everyone and everything around them to help them change their lives or get others to change their lives for them. They blame their parents, teachers, family, friends, government, economy, and whatever else can be blamed for why their lives are not turning out as they desire. In the end, we are the only ones responsible for how our lives turn out.

Jim Rohn said, “When you change, everything will change for you.” The unfortunate truth is, many of us do not believe we are the issue and until we realize that fact, we are unable to get away from blaming others for what is going on in and around us. When we do not see ourselves as the issue, we are unable to see ourselves as being capable of changing what is going on. The world around us is simply a reflection of what we think on the inside. When we do not believe ourselves to be the problem, then it must lie on someone or something else, hence the reason the statement, “He/She can’t get out of their own way” is so true. If we are unable to believe we are the problem, we are unable to get out of our own way. We must recognize this before anything or anyone offering help will be recognized.

Recognition is the key. Carol Burnett said, “Only I can change my life.” She recognized she was responsible for making it happen. It wasn’t anyone else’s responsibility. It was her responsibility. Surely there was a period in our younger life, when others can and do influence us, but when we reach the age of accountability, we must begin deciding for ourselves how we want our lives to turn out REGARDLESS OF HOW WE WERE TREATED OR UNDERPRIVELAGED AS A CHILD. It doesn’t matter the upbringing, poverty or privileged, we all have our struggles and we must all decide what it is we want out of our life and let nothing stand in the way of making that happen.

There are so many examples of underprivileged that have come to America and turned their lives into something of significance. They had nothing when they arrived, but wound up making something of and for themselves while serving those around them. It isn’t where you were born that was the problem, it is where you remain in your heart that is the problem. It isn’t your surroundings that are the problem, it is where you are in your heart that is the problem. It isn’t your parents, your family, friends or job that are the problem, it is what you are doing with the energy that surrounds you that is the problem. Is that surrounding energy currently being used to beat you up and keep you from achieving? Or, are you going to wise up and begin using that energy, like an eagle does the energy of a thunderstorm, to rise and soar above the dangerous winds until such time as it is safe to utilize that wind to propel you to greater things in life? Only you can do this and keep it up for life. If you depend on others to do it for you, eventually you will be dropped or left by the roadside. When that happens you will again blame others for where you are at. It will not be their fault, it will be yours for depending on others to do for you what you should be doing for yourself.

I challenge you today to take on the responsibility of changing YOUR OWN LIFE. Quit depending on others to do this for you. Begin doing it for yourself and I promise, your life will take on a new meaning and dimension.

Best of LUCK as you
Labor Under Correct Knowledge…


Rick Cox