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Personal Change

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Who on earth does not change? I would say nobody! We are all influenced by many factors that make us (willingly or unwillingly) change.

In fact, it is not only us who change, the whole universe around us does. It is the nature of life. Through centuries and eras, creatures living on earth have managed to change their methods of living to adapt to their environments.

Some changed their shapes to be able to live and survive.

Our personalities are also shaped according to the different circumstances we go through. Physiologists say that the way we are raised in our families, our surrounding environment and even our genes, all shape our personalities.

This does not mean that once our personalities are shaped we can not change. Each one of us has the ability to change if he/she had enough faith and motivation. In this section you will learn how to change and improve yourself by following tips and advice that I hope will make your life better.

What is Personal Change?
In the dictionary, the word change means the following:

  1. To make different, to transform or alter;
  2. To give a different position, course, or direction;
  3. To undergo substantive modification.

Personal change can be intellectual or emotional. It can come from skills-based learning, or it can come more dramatically as a result of a personal crisis. As we grow and gain experience, we change our ways of thinking, our perceptions of life and our beliefs.

Think about the person you were ten years ago, are you still that same person? Probably not. The experiences you went through during those ten years made you the person you are now, which means that you constantly change, even if you do not notice this change.

Why Do I Need to Change?
Each one of us has personal strengths and weaknesses. Think of things in yourself that you want to change or improve. I am sure that as you are reading, there is at least one thing that popped up to your mind. Maybe it is your low self-esteem, your weak memory, or your unaxepted anger.

No one is complete but Allaah. We all think of how we can improve ourselves and become better people. Everyone looks for good relationships, good health, good jobs, in general we all seek happiness. Therefore, if you have a problem that holds you from being happy or living the life you always wanted to live, then you should work on solving this problem.

You need to think of personal change/development if you are frustrated or not comfortable with your life. Or if you feel fear, depression or anger which prevents you from enjoying your life.

Is Personal Change Difficult?
You might now think to yourself,  “This is how I am and I don’t think that it is possible for me to change after all these years”. Let me tell you that science has improved a great deal and there are now new techniques that make change easier for people than it was years ago.

You will need to know what those techniques are and how you can use them, but most importantly you will have to believe in them and in the fact that you are able to change. It might take you months or maybe years to change and improve yourself. Always remember that you will be able to reach your goals at the end if you do not surrender quickly! Motivation and inspiration are the most important keys to personal change.

There are many examples of people who were able to change their lives incredibly and you could be one of them. It is said that you are what you think. Your life is a story, and the author of this story is you. If you want a great life you have to write a great story!

“Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.”
Johann von Goethe
Next Issue:
When is it time to change
What are the difficulties of change
How can we change

Reem Aldhaheri -
Reem Aldhaheri has a B.A. in communication and media sciences from Zayed University, U.A.E. Read More >>

Last Updated on Monday, 25 December 2006 22:37  

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