If you want something you have never had, then you should try doing something you have never done. This change in mindset does not come easy to most, due to their fear of the unknown. Yet, hope (as a general compass), should be enough inspiration to drive you toward what you have never done.

Instead of miring in a life of self-doubt, negativity, suffering, and depression, you need to actively and willingly make changes. Living life through the same mundane routines and then becoming upset over the same things is really cheating yourself. Albert Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”

Your existence on this sublunary blue marble is relatively short. It will never be too late to increase your contentment…until it is. Making changes will probably not be easy. It is far easier to stay distraught, discouraged and/or just give up. As you age, your life grows more complex. Your stubbornness or unwillingness to change grows, too. Push yourself, no matter what stage in life or how difficult the challenges, to make changes that enhance and grow your happiness. The biggest challenges are those that take tremendous work to accomplish. The biggest challenges also offer the greatest rewards.

You are encouraged to look at others for inspiration. If you see someone doing something you have always wanted to do, don’t just admire them. Try doing it yourself.

Start your road to change by doing something that is different or out of the ordinary from your daily, weekly, or monthly routines. Bringing more variety to your life is the first step to enjoying the unknown. Your creativity knows no bounds. You will be amazed at how one small change will have a larger ripple-effect. Doing what you love will not only change your world, but also the world inhabited by others.

Be introspective. What is it that turns you on inside? Hone in on that feeling and your willingness to pursue it will grow. Doing something you have never done, but have always wanted to, will bring unlimited benefits. You will laugh more. You will smile more. Your happiness will become infectious. You will become the person everyone else wants to be. As a consequence of the changes you are willing to make, others will be inspired to start their own journey.

Heed this warning: the timing will never be right if you continue to put off making changes. Let today be the first day you start making changes that lead you on the path to accomplishing what you want to achieve. Stop making excuses and start following through with your instincts, desires, inspiration, and creativity. Rely on your resolve to overcome the obstacles that will, undoubtedly, get in your way. You can find joy in your life and fulfillment if you are willing to make the changes necessary. Keep moving forward.

The dreams you have now will only remain as such, unless you are willing to make them a reality by implementing the changes necessary in your pursuit of happiness. Start your journey toward a life of ultimate contentment, now.

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