All You Can Change Is Yourself, but Sometimes That Changes Everything! — Gary W. Goldstein

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A little change can make a huge difference. And even better—that change can begin with you! Have you ever been faced with a situation or problem that seemed insurmountable? Perhaps you are knee-deep in one of those times right now, feeling as if you are stuck between a rock and steel cold place. Do you feel out of control? The good news is that while you might not have control over the situation or are unable to readily fix the problem, you do have something you can always fall back on. It’s your ace in the hole, and often, when things seem at their darkest point; it may be all you have. You always have control over yourself.

Having the ability to control how you react to a situation or how you perceive things is the kind of change that makes things better. For when you can change how you look at things, you’ll be surprised at the impact it will have on you and the world around you. Change your outlook and suddenly, you become more positive, more resilient. The obstacles that the world throws at you, no matter how difficult, becomes irrelevant. You simply keep moving forward with your goals.

We all have the power to change ourselves for the better. It begins with your imagination, that powerful tool that lives deep inside you. Instead of allowing it to dream up an unlimited supply of terrible things that could happen, don’t give the negatives thoughts a chance to take root. Change those negative thoughts and feelings into a positive beacon of light. Instead of using your energy to envision the worst, use it to visualize the absolute best outcome in any given situation. Having the confidence to manage your reactions will not only give you a sense of control, but will also provide you with a life full of purpose and ultimately, joy. After all, you are changing yourself, which changes everything!

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