Authentic Change (Part One) – How Can We Change Ourselves?

4383221264_0efdfb700c_zMahatma Gandhi once said the following “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.”

You need to be truthful to yourself and realise that things are changing at a remarkable pace. Don’t get caught up in the negativity of others, they will never have the ability to see things as you do, we are all unique and see things as we are.

When faced with negativity, ask yourself – “How can I see the positive message in this negative situation?” There is always a positive message, you just need to look for it, and once you have understood the real message behind the situation, you will start to see things differently and in a more positive light, you will be able to share this with those around you and effect change.

We all see things and it is truth that truly sets us free, don’t deny yourself the liberation of allowing truth to flow through you and to others. When we start to share our views with those around us, we grow and it causes growth in others.

You always have something valuable to share – never believe the lie that you have nothing valuable to give. That is never true … someone right now is waiting for a specific message that only you can bring to them.

By sharing we grow, and minds are opened, allowing us to collaborate with others. When collaboration happens innovation occurs and things begin to change – realise that you are and always will be part of the change you wish to see in the world.

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About RichSimmondsZA

Father | Professional Speaker | Top 50 International & Forbes Top 10 African Social Influencer | RuleBreaker and ChangeMaker | Author 5 Night Plan & MugAndTweet Books
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2 Responses to Authentic Change (Part One) – How Can We Change Ourselves?

  1. Larry G. Maguire says:

    That’s a good reminder Rich, thanks for sharing. There’s always two sides to things, we’ve just got to focus on what we want, rather than what we don’t. That’s our work…

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  2. Larry G. Maguire says:

    That’s a good reminder Rich, thanks for sharing. There’s always two sides to things, we get to choose which to focus on. The work is staying focused on what we want, rather than what we don’t.
    – Larry
    larrygmaguire.com

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