When you look at a certain object, a painting just an inch away from your face, for example – you may not appreciate what’s in it, what is painted and what else goes with it. But if you pay attention and try to take it a little further, you’ll have a clearer vision of the whole art work.
It is the same thing apply to when you reach to a point in your life when you are ready for change, you will find there is a whole bunch of information that can help you to unlock your self improvement power, which means unlocking yourself up in the cage of thought that “its just the way I am”.
In many cases, the only time you think of unlocking yourself improvement power is when everything got worst. Let’s take the frog principle for example –
Try placing Frog A in a pot of boiling water. What happens? He twerps! He jumps off! Why? Because he is not able to tolerate sudden change in his environment – the water’s temperature. Then try Frog B: place him in a luke warm water, then turn the gas stove on. Wait til the water reaches a certain boiling point. Frog B then thinks “Ooh… it’s a bit warm in here”.
In general, people are like Frog B in general. Today, Jean thinks Carl hates her. Tomorrow, Patrick walks up to her and told her he hates her. Jean stays the same and doesn’t mind her what her friends says. The next day, she learned that Kim and John also abhors her. Jean doesn’t realize at once the importance and the need for self improvement until the entire community hates her.
See, people learn their lessons when they experience pain. You finally see the warning signs and signals when things get rough and tough.
When none of your jeans and shirts would fit you, you realize that you need to change diets. When all of your teeth has fallen off, you stop eating candies and chocolates. When your lungs have gone bad, you realize that your need to stop smoking. When you realize that you are gonna die tomorrow, you pray and ask for help.
See, the only time most of us ever learn about unlocking our self improvement power is when the whole world is crashing and falling apart.
Change will happen, like it or hate it. At one point or another, we are all going to experience different turning points in our life, and we are all going to eventually unlock our self improvement power. It is not because the world says so, it is not because friends are nagging you, but it is because you realized its for your own good.
Happy people don’t just accept change, they embrace it. For people who fear and resist change is just a poor excuse.
Well, I understand that self improvement may not be everybody’s favorite word, but if you look at things in a different point of view, you might have greater chances of enjoying the whole process instead of counting the days until you are fully improved.
And just when you are enjoying the whole process of unlocking your self improvement power, you’ll realize that you’re beginning to take things light and become happy 🙂