Desire to Change

“Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same.” – Unknown

So often many of us spend hours lamenting the things in our lives that we wish were different. We talk about everything we would like to be doing, everything that would make our lives better…

…and everything we want to change.

However rarely do we ever actually take the necessary steps forward to make those changes.  I know I personally can attest to the fact that I spent years in a profession that I had zero interest in and I spent years talking about how I wished things were different.

And yet, nothing changed. Why? Because my desire to change was less than my desire to stay the same. I let a certain amount of comfort – even if it was comfort born from the familiarity of my discomfort – dictate my life.

It wasn’t until I found my desire to change outweighing my desire to stay the same that I took a leap of faith and made a move into a career that was completely different and ultimately much more rewarding.

Instead of letting a fear of the unknown dictate our lives let that fear drive you to better things. Yes, you may fail and failure can be a scary and disheartening experience. But greater than that fear is the fact that you may succeed. The only thing standing between you and the change you want to be is YOU.

To truly change we can’t just talk the talk, we have to actually walk the walk.

Question:  Is there something in your life that needs to be changed?  What’s preventing you from moving in that direction?  Share your comment by clicking here.


Today’s Quote is shared by: Melanie Slaugh.  She is enthusiastic about the growing prospects and opportunities of various industries and writing articles on various consumer goods and services as a freelance writer. She writes extensively for internet service providers and also topics related to internet service providers in her area for presenting the consumers, the information they need to choose the right Internet package for them. She can be reached at slaugh.slaugh907 @


  1. Krista Demetrulias says

    I need to lose weight. I feel blah, I have no energy, and my clothes don’t fit right! Not to mention, I’m probably borderline diabetic. What’s stopping me or holding me back? Good question. I find every excuse in the book…I’ll start tomorrow, I don’t have anyone to go with, I just don’t think I’ll be able to do it.

    I know I need to change and the benefits far outweigh the negatives. I just need to buckle down and do it! I am the only thing standing in my way and now is the time for me to move and let the person I need to be take control.

    • Teri says

      Krista — thank YOU for sharing your comment! I want to cheer YOU ON!! There are two things that help me when I’m feeling “stuck” or unmotivated. 1. Accountability. I need to INVITE accountability into my life, why? Because that BREADS response-ability. 2. Affirm myself and tell myself the TRUTH! We ate transformed by the renewing of our minds…SO discovering the truth about who I am and telling myself that truth ALWAYS helps me move forward!

      Decide today to take the NEXT right step. This life is a journey — YOU can do it sweet friend! Visit here often, let us encourage YOU! =) SHINE your light!

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