By Neil Millar
Do you feel like your stuck?
No matter what you do, you donï¿½t seem to be able to move on.
The doors to advancement at work seem to close, money remains tight
and relationships get to the same place and fail.
You might not have noticed it, but day-to-day life, and things
youï¿½re going through have become a bit a vicious circleï¿½ or a hamster
wheel! Round and round you go, same day, same issues over and over.
But there is something you should know about the hamster wheel.
If the wheel makes you feel uncomfortable, or sick ï¿½ like not
wanting to go into work, feeling stressed, depressed or lethargic
then you need to get off the wheel. And I know you might have tried
already and feel fed up with trying, but I have a new idea that
wonï¿½t take you much effort.
Play with me a moment. I want to suggest to you that you are
stuck where you are in life because of one thing.
Think about it. You created everything in your life. You chose
your job, therefore determining the amount of money you earn which
dictates both the location and type of home you live in.
You choose your diet and fitness routine which governs your weight
and the length of time you have to live.
You choose your relationship ï¿½ either the type of person you
can settle down with or in a few months, use to repeat a cycle of
All it takes to change things in your life is one thing. That
thing is not a big thing. In fact it is very subtle.
It sits behind every word you speak and every action you take.
It flickers like magnetic beacon attracting and repelling people,
situations, possibilities, hopes and dreams. And in order to change
you life you must change it.
It is your thoughts.
That is the magic ï¿½ your thoughts.
What youï¿½ve created for yourself - with your hamster wheel! -
is almost like a caged existence. And you will keep yourself penned
in until you decide to change your thoughts.
My advice to you is to first acknowledge the situation you are
in now. Look at what you gain from being where you are in life.
Then think about what you would like and match your dreams with
thoughts. This is the process I had to go through when changing
from being overweight and without a penny to becoming a published
ï¿½Life has put me in this pen to help me change my thoughts?ï¿½
Extract from Black Water, by Neil Millar. Neil Millar is a novelist
and a top personal growth writer.