Regardless of what you think of the messenger, and to what extent he lived by his own lyrics; the message itself in Michael Jacksons famous song point to perhaps the most inspiring truth that we can live by.
Not everyone has a desire to change the world; but we all want to feel better more of the time and have more choices. And we all have the ability and choice to take a good look at ourselves and make a decision to change something about how, or who we are. Do you like who you see when you look in the mirror?
(As a side note, I do think ironically that when you change anything about yourself, then you do change the world. Your world at least; or your perception and experience of the world. And is there really any other world than how you experience it? Quantum physics and popular idea’s on reality would suggest that there is no world outside of you. But that’s another discussion further down the rabbit hole.)
What would you like to change about yourself or be better at? More money? Better relationships? More confidence? Be able to leap tall paper clips in a single bound? The possibilities are endless. And the really cool news is that you don’t have to do it alone. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel when it’s much easier to just get in the car and drive.
There are people who’ve had the same desires as you and made many mistakes that you don’t have to repeat. You can learn from and emulate their successes. That’s not to say that you may not invent a better wheel or even a better alternative; but learning what works for other people just like you can make the ride so much smoother.
With respect to certain physical challenges that may make progress different to others; you can be or do anything that you decide to pursue with faith and persistence. And you know what; even if you don’t hit the target you aim for, you will FEEL fulfilled and successful regardless. And at the end of the day; anything you ever want is for the feeling having it will give you. AND YOU CAN GIVE YOURSELF THAT FEELING RIGHT NOW EVEN WHILE YOU PURSUE YOUR GOALS! You don’t have to wait to feel good!
Wherever you find yourself in life; make the decision right now to go for what you want. What you want to do and have, how you want to feel, and who you want to be.
I’m reminded of a quote by the late Reverend Ike who said “I’ve heard of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. But I’ve never heard of Someday.”
You will have challenges, and you will make mistakes. But movement forward will always feel better than stagnation. Promise yourself that you CAN do it and you ARE worth it. Noone can take away from you the knowledge you gain and the experience you have. Nor can they choose for you what meaning to give to anything you experience. There are no winners and losers; only winners and learners. Be a learner and you’ll win the respect of others and more importantly yourself because you’ll be one whom does rather than one whom only dreams. Go ahead.
“Make that change”