We often share our frustrations and woes with those we are close to. This can be beneficial to get the advice and encouragement of others, but we cannot rely too much on others to help with our problems. Quite often, when we are unsatisfied with something about ourselves and our lives, we are the only person who can make any changes or make things better. If it’s circumstances that we can’t change, then we are the only person who can decide to change our attitude and come to terms with the situation
If it’s something that we do have control over, then we are the only person who can decide to make the steps necessary to fix or resolve the issue.
Friends, family, and advisors can all be extremely helpful as catalysts for change, but we have to move ourselves if we actually want things to improve. No one else can do that for us. That’s an encouraging principle as well as a scary one. We do have the ability to control our actions and to improve our lives, but with that comes the responsibility to not complain about our lives, and instead take the actions necessary to create the change