Powerful wisdom to change your life doesn’t always come quickly. Yet, there’s a lot of conversation about the necessity to change. So, how do you use wisdom this way? Here are some tips.
Indeed, change is all around us, especially recently, so it should be something we’re both familiar and comfortable with.
However, that isn’t always the case.
It’s much easier to embark on a journey or project to change something in the world than to begin where change should start, which is within you.
Powerful Wisdom To Change Yourself is Difficult
Why is powerful wisdom so difficult to use to change yourself? Why do we resist, sometimes vehemently and persistently, even in the face of facts that should convince us otherwise?
- We lack confidence in following through on what’s necessary to effect the change.
- More likely, we don’t want to change. We’re happy or satisfied with things the way they are. We like cigarettes, favorite cocktails, watching sports and drinking with friends, indulging in risky behavior, and taking chances.
In some ways, we even wear our behavior as a badge of courage, a symbol of our identity.
To Change Yourself Requires Wisdom
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I’m changing myself.”Rumi
But facing our inner truths and being willing to change what should be modified, altered, or completely transformed? That’s tough. That takes a certain amount of wisdom.
Fortunately, most of us will acquire sufficient powerful wisdom to change.
If we genuinely value specific goals and life experiences are determined to succeed in achieving them, we will have to make some personal changes.
- We may not like the process.
- We may hate facing the truth about ourselves and cringe at the prospect of the incredibly hard work self-change may require.
But if the goal is something we want, we’ll one day be ready – and wise enough – to change ourselves.
How to Get Ready to Change Yourself
What do we do in the meantime? Take small steps.
- Make it a point to learn from mistakes so that we can see alternative paths to take.
- List our strengths and weaknesses and see if something in either column will provide a roadmap to follow in our desire to make personal changes.
- Enlist the support of friends, family members, co-workers, and others in our desire to change.
It’s important to have encouragement when personal change is the desired outcome. That’s because the natural tendency is to fall back into our more comfortable ways and give up the challenging work that change requires.
Adding to Your Powerful Wisdom Helps You to Change Yourself
Keep an eye on the goal and reward yourself for each incremental success.
This will also add to your wisdom – knowing you’ve made wise choices in your quest to change.