Change is vital in this world. Not because “this world” forces you to change (also not that it doesn’t), but simply because the reason why we live is that we learn, grow, and get wise from observing as life is passing by.
“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty, has wasted thirty years of his life.” – Muhammad Ali
We often confuse “stay young” as a phase we should stick in. “Staying young” is staying somewhere we find joy in the little things in life, not in a phase where we view the world as we did when we used to be youngsters.
Life is a combination of moments and things making a whole. Now, we can still laugh at stupid jokes and view the clubs as a fun night-out, but our perception of life will never stay the same like we used to see things in the past.
After all, there are three definite reasons why people change and grow in older, mostly wiser human beings.
Reading and experiencing lot of things inevitably changes your perception of life. Your brain uses tricks, skills, and previous “messed up” situations to find the most authentic answer in problematic situation. That’s why the first break up seems like the hardest, and that’s why the first failure seems like the worst there is. It’s only because it’s new to our human mechanism.
Experience is, and always will be the best life teacher. No book, quote, or any movie, can give us as much knowledge as experiencing something in our real life, on our flesh and bones.
When you want to be in a consecutive change, attack your fears and dare to experience what’s behind those locked doors. Do it for your sake, not for the sake of “this world.” Experience as much as you can to grow among the average.
2. They have suffered enough
We cannot possibly say that there is a person in this world that hasn’t suffered. Even if it is, we will cover them up in the 3th reason.
Suffering is a level of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship. It’s not precisely clear what happens in our state of consciousness, but severe suffering can actually arouse “survival instinct” and give us 180 degrees change that will push us straight to our vision with massive speed.
“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama
You will never see how fast you can be, until you get chased by two lions.
Sometimes the cubes might not fall as we want to, but think in terms that no one will help you be something or achieve something in your life but yourself. At the end of the day we are the lone walkers in this jungle of problems. All people can do is support you. They can’t do anything for you. You are not a marionette after all.
3. They got tired of always the same thing
The last reason why people change is because they can’t stand the dullness of their life. It’s not the survival instinct, but it’s more like a “please-do-something” type of a thing.
As life is passing by, we see that everyone around us is going further to chase their own dream. Everyone you were surrounded with starts to fade away somewhere. They are no longer in your entourage.
So we get a sense of awareness. Are we really that dull to do the same thing over and over again for years, or we are just incapable of achieving anything in our life? There comes the motivational struck to do something.
So we start to read, explore, and experience something in our sphere of knowledge. We start to do different things than we used to in our daily routines. We start to build the pillars of greatness.
Everything we surround ourselves with is how we construct our character. Try to obsess with constant change. Let this article serve you as a reminder that you shouldn’t wait to hit the rock bottom to do something, but you always have a choice to motivate yourself to be the best version of you! Sometimes f*ck it can inspire a great beginning.