If you want something bad enough there is nothing that can stand in your way. But you have to want it, bad.
You also have to work for it. Just wanting something and wishing for it isn't enough. You have to go out there and do. Do what it takes, do what you need to, do what you have to, in order to get what you want. No one is going to hand it to you. That just doesn't happen.
Gandhi said to be be the change you wish to see in the world. These are very good words, words someone can live by. If you want to see a change you have to start with yourself. If it's something you want to change about yourself than do it. If you want to change the world, you may have to rally people to your cause.
Some people would have you believe that not trying is the same as failing. They're wrong. At least the people who failed stood up and gave it their very best. Sure maybe they never made it, or fell short of their goals, but at least they gave it a shot.
So instead of sitting around and waiting for something to change in your life, go out and change it. When I was a teenager I was overweight. It was my fault I was overweight, not a medical condition, not big bones, me and my love for tasty greasy food.
When I was riffling through a box in the basement I found a manual put out by the Canadian Army for weight loss and fitness with no equipment. On the very last page, on the back cover it read "Wishing is not enough." I can still picture those words on the cover. "Wishing is not enough." It was along time before I took the weight off, but I did, and I did it because I changed a lot of different aspects about my life.
So, if you want to change something, be it something personal or something around you, don't wish for it, don't wait for it, work for it.
The best way to do this is to set yourself an end goal, then between you and your end goal put a whole bunch of mini goals, kinda like way makers. Keep track of your progress. It doesn't matter how. Paper, .doc, a spreadsheet, but keep track. Record the ups and the downs.
My weight lose wasn't a stock market crash, it happened slowly with spikes and valleys, but because I kept track of my progress I was able to notice the downward trend. It took a long time. This wasn't a crash diet. I took three years. Three years of steady going and lifestyle changes.
If you want to change something that's what you have to aim for, a long term change, not a quick fix. So set your goals, set your mini goals and their deadlines, be realistic, and then evaluate what steps you're going to have to take and when. Oh and re-evaluate. Just cause you wrote something down doesn't make it right. If you find a better way, take it. Good luck my friends.
This has been Bloom, and that's my time.