“Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw
One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned thus far in life is that as long as you’re living and breathing, you always have an opportunity to make changes in life or circumstances.
But change is difficult and challenging – forcing one to step outside the comfort of one’s reality in order to adopt a new perspective and alter enduring behaviors. It requires a conscious decision to almost reprogram your mind into a new means of understanding and compassion, not only for others, but for yourself.
You see a person of “progress” isn’t necessarily someone who stays on top of the latest trends (personal and professional). A person of progress is someone who understands that changing the way in which we think is a powerful weapon against ignorance, bias and stereotypes.
Imagine if we only possessed the courage to examine our thoughts and comprehend the meaning behind those thoughts, then maybe the world we live in would be blossoming with love for our fellow man, rather than drowning in a sea of hatred.
But change needs a reason in order to occur. And until we stop and truly listen to the thoughts swirling around our minds, we’ll never truly be able to “change” anything.