I watched a movie recently where the lead character said "I have to change." And then they fast forwarded 6 years and he had changed. What I want to know is how did he do it? How did he transform himself into a completely new person? Granted the same basic personality was there but how did he motivate himself to keep focused on change? I'm very curious about this because I too feel like I need to change but haven't the foggiest how to start.
People basically stay the same throughout their lives - circumstances change around them but their basic core values and personality generally stay intact. So other than a life-threatening situation which demands change, how do we create the change we want to see in our own lives?
And by change, I mean me - I want to change how I operate in this world. I've always been a sleeper - I love to sleep. Never been a morning person. But now I feel like I am sleeping too much of my time away and now that I want to get on a schedule (a more rigid yet balanced schedule - let's face it, I will never be a morning person), I find that I want to sleep even more. I want to start working harder and doing my best in getting in the studio and seeing progress on my projects. I want to see my house transform into a more beautiful and cared for environment. I can see these things in my mind and I want them so much but how do I motivate myself to get up and do the day-to-day, nitty-gritty work that has to be done to achieve them? I mean, let's face it. My friends with perfectly clean houses are either OCD or have their kids do the cleaning. Those with OCD don't have any hobbies - cleaning their house is their hobby. The thing is - I don't really know anyone who is successful at every area of their life. I need change. I can feel it so keenly. I want to change. I just don't know how to make it happen - going to have to go to the library and find out how other people do it.
Maybe a nap first.