Thursday, July 24, 2014

The need for change

Although I've heard he was a difficult taskmaster, Steve Jobs was an innovative, creative and inspiring individual. This quote is attributed to him, and it is such good advice:

"I have looked into the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something."

Studies have shown that a large number of people hate their jobs and are incredibly miserable every day because of that. Sometimes it simply is not possible for a person to leave a job and make a change. And perhaps it isn't even the job that's making you miserable—perhaps it's a relationship or your lifestyle in general. Maybe it's even where you live.

What can you change in your life if your answer is "No" for too many days in a row? Can you at least change the way you respond to something? Or the way you view it? Or change your location?

Decide to make whatever changes are necessary and possible—and make a choice to be as happy as you possibly can. Your family and friends will thank you, too!

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