Knowing how to turn things into something better isn’t rocket science. It is possible to move from an unpleasant situation to a place of happiness. Be ready to reengineer your mindset and take yourself through a radical change that is positive and worthy of your time.
It’s very common to hear people complain about the challenges they face in making reasonable decisions that bring positive changes to them. Knowing whether to persist or change your goal is very crucial. Unfortunately a few have mastered how to turn their lives around. What about you? Are you still scratching your hair looking for ideas? It’s time for you to know how to turn your life around irrespective of your circumstance.
Today, I find it compelling to share something helpful with my readers and anyone searching the internet on how to turn his life around. And I believe before you finish reading this post, you will stop complaining and start doing what is necessary. I mean the important things that move the needle.
I believe most of you out there will agree with me that, time and age are the two major factors that make people feel hopeless and fearful about the future.
These kinds of people start believing they have already failed… So be it! Your thoughts could have an adverse effect on your entire life. It is therefore imperative to mind your words and thoughts. Be positive if you truly want to turn your life around.
If you think you are too old like an Egyptian relic and so can’t turn your life around — you have already decided to be a loser. Being able to achieve success and happiness is more of a psychological game. It is a transformation that takes time just like the metamorphosis of a butterfly. The end is always beautiful despite the pains and suffering.
The mindset always plays an important role. Today, I will inspire and motivate you to believe that it is never too late —so far as you are still breathing.
Without over-elaborating, let me quickly hit on the nail and psych you up for a dramatic change in your life. It is very possible.
How To Start Turning Your Life Into Something Better
There are several ways anyone can turn his life around, provided he is ready to take the necessary action, stay positive and make good use of your emotions, time and energy.
1. Positive Minded
I initially said the mindset of a person plays an important role in transforming a person. As you desire to turn your life around, be willing to speak positive words to yourself.
Your mind is a very powerful weapon that could be used to control your entire body. Iron is known to be indestructible by anyone; Its own rust can destroy it.
This is relative to how you think about yourself. If you are always thinking and doing negative things about your goals in life, then, in the end, you will destroy yourself.
2. Avoid Negative Words
While you decide to think positively, be ready to use positive words as well. Most successful men avoid negative words in their vocabulary. It is a good step to see life as a place you can make a difference.
It is believed that saying words like “life is war”, ” I’m afraid”, “I’m worried”, “depressed”, and such likes can demoralize you.
Say things that can inspire you to cope with the challenges you face without being scared. Eg, “I’m stable”, ” I’m working on it”, “It’s possible”, “Needs more time”, “needs improvement” etc,
The moment you use positive vocabulary amid your challenges; your haters or enemies would wonder why you still seem hopeful and successful about your project or whatever goal set before you. Don’t also forget that there is power in the tongue. So use it wisely to shape yourself into what you dream of.
3. Be Creative
Very few people use their subconscious minds to breakthrough life. The brain is made up of two different parts; conscious and subconscious.
The conscious part is commonly used because it is associated with logical thinking. The subconscious is where you can tap to create a way for yourself. God has put creativity into every individual.
Cognitive neuroscientists say our conscious mind is responsible for only 5% of our mental activity. This means the subconscious mind handles 95% of the rest. Don’t limit your thinking ability. Reprogram your mind and get away with fear, pessimism or mediocrity.
Unfortunately, only a handful of people can make good use of their subconscious minds to think differently and be unique among the crowd. If you always think the same way or use the same approach to solve your life problems, you may never be able to turn your life around.
Hack into your brain, and create a way that will help you ease the pressures of life. You don’t always have to follow the crowd or rely on others’ creative works or thoughts. Use your brain!
4. Change Your Habit (Dynamism)
This is in relation to the 3rd point above. Change is inevitable. But if you fail to ensure positive change, your life will turn downwards just like a demand curve hit by an economic crisis.
Habit is something wired to the subconscious mind. It is therefore something you can’t change overnight. It will take self-discipline to quit habits that stampede your success and happiness.
Some guys are constantly suffering from a cycle of poverty, unhappiness, etc because they keep sitting in their comfort zones flipping TV channels and wasting their precious time on unnecessary things.
In the previous point, I told you to use the brain to break barriers by sitting down to find solutions to the problems making you stagnant and immovable like a mountain.
By combination, search for ways you can change your life for the best. Don’t feel too comfortable using the same old door for entry and exit.
Imagine a fly being trapped in a room. It will hit the walls from one angle to the other trying to find a way out.
This is a very good example for anyone trying to turn his life around. Keep on changing the direction you are facing until you find the right path.
5. Find Your Purpose And The Right Path
As it is said; life is a journey, not a destination. We are dealing with a bunch of things within 24 hours a day. And every single minute counts. In order to get rid of the things that make you feel like a failure, useless, or hopeless, find your purpose and the right path that connects to your dream.
It begins by knowing who you are, the things that make you happy, the things that make you sad, your talents, likes, dislikes, etc, stick to all the positive vibes and use them as motivation to move from A to B then to Z.
For example, you can change a current career, relationship, location, job, or beliefs if you are sure are a huge burden to your progress in life.
Since you have figured out the right path to your goals, I mean realistic goals; set the ball rolling. Even if you fall down, rise and keep going. Don’t change the direction and never be afraid even if it takes longer. Be confident knowing that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
On the other hand, if you fail to find the right path. Then it’s better to get back home, else you will run a useless journey.
No matter how strong, intelligent you are, or the amount of motivation you get; if you are moving in the wrong direction, you will never make any progress or add value to your life. This is a woeful mistake you should avoid if you seriously want to turn your life around for good.
After finding the right path to the ‘Promised land’ never back off. This could be seen by discovering your true self or unearthing your true potential. Be very sure that, this is the right decision or goal you need to follow. Persistence in life is one of the keys to success.
Although, deciding to improve yourself would need a lot of sacrifices. It shouldn’t be anything to worry about because, in the long run, the payoff would be great.
Assuming you are jobless, single, with no job experience, and gradually hitting your old age. If you find your purpose, goals and talents that can secure you a better future; never give up when pursuing them.
Little by little you will break all that huge and tiresome task into pieces. The task is just like a big rock and you are a stone cutter. If you hit it little by little, you will eventually break it down.
Bear in mind that it wouldn’t be the last blow that will break it but the collective amount of blows. So be persistent in your endeavors to turn your life around. And surely one day you will smile and be proud that you never gave up!
7. Believe In The Impossible
The belief system is also very important. What you believe in does influence you. Now let me ask you? Do you believe you can turn your life around for good? Your answer to this question can also determine the outcome.
Anyways, I am hopeful by now, that you hold the belief of seeing a new and positive person of yourself in the coming months or years.
Be ready to positively influence your future by the decisions you make today and the belief system you train your mind to program into its subconscious section.
8. Avoid Negative People
You must be very careful about the kind of people you associate with. Negative people can convince you that your effort of turning your life around for good is impossible.
In fact, they would be able to find several adjectives and similar situations to describe your goals in a convincing way that will make you give up.
Imagine someone telling you it is too late to get a degree, learn a trade, get married, etc, Would you believe him? Never fall prey to such negaholics because they will surely find negative words to describe every effort you put in place to change your life for the better.
9. Say To Yourself “It Is Never Too Late”
Aging without seeing any significant achievement in life could be disheartening. It easily creates fear, hopelessness and depression.
This is the moment you should tell yourself that it is never too late. Even if you have to start from scratch, be willing. Being a positive-minded person, even if the whole world ridicule your plan of achieving your dream, find better reasons to stand your ground.
A realistic goal needs to be nurtured. And this is what you have to do. Look at the door of “possible” while you turn your back on the door of “impossible.”
To keep the motivation flowing through your brain, consider some of the great men who were raised from rags to riches. Let their stories inspire you.
Think about Thomas Edison who is said to have failed 10,000 times before being successful at his light bulb invention. Again, think of the KFC founder (Colonel Harland David Sanders) who was a failure till age 65.
After borrowing $87 to start a small fried chicken wings venture, he failed several times. He never gave up his lofty goal and he did not allow anything to bog him down.
Age is said to be just a number, whatever age you are, you can still make a difference just like the KFC owner who became a billionaire at age 88. There are several others who have reached their breakthrough in education, businesses, marriages, etc, at their old age.
10. Stay Healthy
There is a simple saying that goes like “health is wealth.” If you agree with that, then you must prioritize your health while you rack your brain and work so hard to make money or achieve something better for yourself, your family and the people you care about.
Billionaire Casey Niestat runs several miles a week to keep fit and healthy. He credits part of his success to ‘running.’ Eating healthy food and exercising regularly helps improve your mental health and physical body to be able to chase your goals with a positive mentality. Simple exercises such as running, walking, stretching, cycling, etc, can help boost your health.
If you are sick and unhealthy, you could barely think well, handle stress and other challenges that come along when pursuing your goals. Be careful you don’t kill yourself by neglecting the importance of your health before turning your life around. Who would be there to enjoy the profits of your hard work?
11. Determination and Visualization
Are you sure you are ready to turn your life around? If “Yes” then be determined that whatever good things it requires to reach your goals, you will do. Determination proves the seriousness of your decision to be a changed person. This is something you need to win the race set before you.
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” —Calvin Coolidge
Never mind what people say about you. Never allow yourself to be distracted by the negativities of others and don’t pay attention to your own negative emotions. Determination always requires you to be self-disciplined.
Visualize how you want your sacrifices to end. All the time, energy, money, and other resources you are investing or spending should yield something better. Just visualize that in your mind and imagine how joyous you would be when you succeed in turning things around.
For several years, It was believed that running for a mile in 4 minutes was impossible. Roger Bannister broke this myth by running for 3 minutes and 59 seconds.
How did he break that myth? The secret is sauced in his determination. Roger Bannister, with determination, visualized the victory in his mind making his nervous system absorb that signal and his physical body helped him achieve that success.
Henceforth, he trained others to replicate this and several others have been able to achieve it.
Therefore, if you determine and visualize your future life while you put in all the necessary effort, you can break the chains of suffering or uneasiness. Be ready to unleash your full potential without giving up.
Bear in mind that, you may not be able to do it all alone. Sometimes you need to ask for help. And there is no shame in asking for help because no one is perfect or self-sufficient in everything. However, whether help comes or not, you must persist.
Finally, God has given you that simple lever called the ‘brain’ to be used to reason to solve daily life problems. Be someone positive, creative, and hopeful of a better tomorrow.
Many have failed in life or have been unable to change their painful situation to something better because they failed to move away from their comfort zones.
I am not forgetting to remind you of seeking divine help or guidance from God. Sometimes the psychological trauma plunging people into fear and hopelessly can’t be solved by seeing a therapist or taking yourself through certain disciplines.
But if you seek God all the time, He will help you experience emotional stability, healthy life and a successful future. He has done it for many.
In view of that, never stop being an obedient child of God and never stop praying. With God all things are possible. He does what the human mind can not fathom.
Your life transformation must be physical, psychological and spiritual. This is where you can enjoy true peace, happiness and the success you have been looking for.