One of the principles from The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People is begin with the end in mind.
Picture your own funeral. How do you want to be remembered? What do you want to accomplish?
Then work backwards.
Your life is a blank canvas.
When you’re born, you have no choices. No control over your circumstances, environment or future.
But, now that you’re an adult, you have complete control.
You can live where you want to live.
You can do the work you want to do.
You can be with the people you want to be with.
No one is forcing you to live a life you don’t want.
The choices you’ve made in your life up to this point have brought you where you are. But you don’t have to stay there. You can make different choices and end up with a different result.
You CAN change your life.
You don’t have to stay stuck where you are.
You can ask for help.
You can find experienced people who are where you want to be. They can show you how to get there.
Yes, you will have to admit that what you are doing now is not working.
Yes, you will have to learn new things.
Yes, you will have to pay the price.
Yes, it will take great courage to make the changes you want to make.
But, you will be motivated by a burning desire to get out of the pit that you’re in.
You will have fellow travelers encouraging you.
You don’t have to stay stuck.
There IS a way out.