03/25/2013 12:05 pm ET Updated May 25, 2013

Change Your Life

How does one change their life forever? You decide to make a change and then you just do! Does that sound like a huge oversimplification? Well, it's not. It really is that simple. When the pain is great enough and you're tired of being unhappy, you simply wake up one day and change your life forever.

People say it every day, that they're going to do things differently and become a different person, but very few people actually ever make those changes. You can. Right now. Today. You can, at the risk of sounding cliche, be the change you want to see in the world. I have a great picture hanging in my apartment that looks like an eye chart but the letters form the phrase, "You can't do things differently until you see things differently." I hung it in such a way that it would be the first thing I see every morning when I wake up so I can remember that my life has changed forever and not a day goes by that I am not incredibly grateful.

Don't misunderstand me, it is not easy and not everything has necessarily improved, but I am much happier. Anyone who expects to be happy all day every day may be expecting way too much, but if you are inherently dissatisfied with your life, you can change. You don't have to live this way forever. It can be anything from a simple change to a complete overhaul. Sometimes a simple change like doing volunteer work is enough to make you feel like you're giving something back and making a difference. Some changes may need to be a little more extensive to feel like you are becoming the person you were always meant be and fully reaching your potential. Whatever the case may be, it can be done if you want it badly enough.

Life is too short to spend your time being unhappy and adding to a long list of regrets. Put fear aside, really evaluate what you want out of life and how best to get it, and then go for it! You only get one go around, so why are you still at the starting gate?

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