If we want to change our life, we sometimes need to change things outside of ourselves, external to ourselves. We might need to change our job or even our career. We might need to change or even leave relationships if the person is no longer supportive of us. We might need to change where we live or change our lifestyle.
If, however, we don’t change what is inside of us, what is internal to us, we might find that external changes are not enough. Often, we need to change who we are to make lasting changes in our life.
Changing ourselves involves self-reflection. We need to look deep inside our hearts and minds to see who we really are. We need to shine a light in the dark, dusty corners to see what is there. We will probably find things that we are not happy with, that we are not proud of. That’s okay. We are human. We need to acknowledge and accept what we find. Once we do that, then we can decide how we want to change.
While we are looking inside ourselves, we will also find wonderful things. We need to take credit for and embrace the positives as well. Finding the light in us can help us in managing the dark.
Self-reflection is an integral part of personal growth, of
becoming who we truly want to be, and in creating the life we desire. It can be
painful in the short-term, but it is well-worth it in the long-term. I
encourage you to find the courage to reflect upon who you are and why.