How Do You Make Changes in Your Life?

How Do You Make Changes in Your Life?

Do you ever wonder why we know what we want to do but we don’t do it? I’m not merely referring to New Year’s Resolutions, but to anything useful we learn. We read a great book which tells us how, say, to be happy (I love Richard Carlson’s book: You Can Be Happy No Matter What!) we embrace and celebrate the concepts because they make sense to us. Then a short while after finishing the book we find we’re still unhappy for silly little reasons. Never mind that we haven’t mastered the large challenges, we still get angry when we stub our toe!

Maybe it’s just me.

There is so much information readily available to us today on how to do just about everything. We should be masters of our lives with all this advice to show us how. Maybe the abundance of information is the problem. How do we sift through it and stay with our selections long enough to see if they have merit in our lives?

Knowledge and information are valueless without integration. Knowing is not enough; doing something different as a result of the knowing is what makes permanent changes. But with so much to do and so much to learn, how do you handle the implementation of the positive changes you want to make in your life?

Has your life ever changed because of something you learned? What was it? How did you apply this new information to make changes in your life?

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About The Author


I am passionate about writing and community building. I’ve written a book about healing and happiness, The Happy Place, as well as a Community Building book, Sounding the Drum: Community Building in the Digital Age, now available at any Amazon store. I’ve been through life changes that I thought were the end of my world, but I’m still here. I never know what will happen next. Isn’t that what makes life interesting?