Change Something

Have you ever felt like you’re stuck in a place that you don’t want to be in? The answer is simple… get out of it.

A lot of people have told me that I think differently than others. At first, I didn’t know if this was a good thing or if they were mocking me! I am pretty sure now that it is a good thing and here’s why…

I’ve never had a lack of determination and still cannot understand why some people do.  My determination and will to do things I like to do has put me where I am today. Comfortable, successful, and overall happy.

Why spend your days being unhappy about your job, your boyfriend, your life?!  It bores me to death hearing others complain about their jobs, etc. as if they have no choice in the matter.  Hello! You put yourself there. In the place you are standing that makes you so unhappy. No one is nailing your feet to the ground but you.  So pull those nails out and brush it off!

Change something.  My mom used to tell me that if I was angry/upset about something, then change it.  It is really that easy.

This is where the excuses start to pour in. It’s ok, I’m used to hearing them and everyone has one.  When you’re finished listing off all of the reasons why you can’t do something, start thinking about what you can do.

Everyone has something they’re good at or loves to do… that’s what makes us unique people. What Annie might be good at, you might suck at. No one said you have to do what Annie does. Find something that makes you happy, and go from there.

My fellow artists and crafters should understand this one.  You create because it makes you happy and you are probably good at it. With the right determination, you could turn your hobby into a success. Now think about those other artists/crafters who just plain produce hideous stuff. (Sorry, but we all know they’re out there!).  Do you think these people actually LOVE what they do? I mean really LOVE it so much that every detail and every bit of energy put into their ‘project’ shows?  Obviously not.  These are prime examples of someone trying to do something they’re just not good at, because Annie does it and is successful.

Just try. That’s all you have to do. If you fail, try something else.  Stop thinking negatively about all of your problems and look for a positive.  If you can’t find a positive in the situation, then get out of it.


photo credit: sma_kee

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By Dana Fox

Founder of the Wonder Forest blog and brand and bestselling author of the Watercolor With Me book series.

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