Models of Change

There are moments in our lives when we realise who we are, and what we can become as a result of the choices we make. Perhaps we’ve had a dream of being something – a doctor, a racing car driver, vegan –  or to visit some particular destination in the world, and if that’s the case, then it’s greatly important that we protect our dream, especially when sharing it with others.

I say this because those moments of realisation can be thwarted by a little voice inside that says we’re not capable of doing so, or furthermore that voice can come from the outside, from friends or even family that are for whatever reason, unsupportive.

There’s a saying that goes:

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it” and I like to remind myself of this whenever I (or others) begin to doubt myself.

On the road to victory there will be people who have your back at every turn, but then there may also be some who don’t, and it’s absolutely necessary then to be able to recognise when the people around us may not have our best interests at heart.

There could even be some cases when your dream is so big that it dwarfs the minds of others and they’re simply incapable of seeing themselves doing it, but that shouldn’t prevent you from pursuing it if deep down it’s what you really want.

It would serve us well then to surround ourselves with people who have already achieved that which we wish to achieve also, so that the voice inside becomes stronger when it says “I can do this” “I will do this” and ultimately “I’m doing this!”.

A model is not only someone who wears clothes that we lust after on the catwalks and magazines; a model can also be someone we admire or look up to as a beacon of light for change and inspiration, and if that person is already doing whatever it is you want to do, then that should suggest to you that you can do it too.

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