Have You Ever Wanted to Change The World, Your Country, Your Family, Spouse or Significant Other?  YOU CAN… But It HAS TO Start With YOU!!

Start With Yourself

The following words were written on the tomb of an Anglican bishop (1000 A.D.) in the crypts of Westminster Abbey:

When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.

But it, too, seemed immovable.

As I grew into my twilight years, in one desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.

And now as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If only I had changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family.

From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country, and who knows, I may have even changed the world.

I often get asked, “How can I get my boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife to get in shape?” Here’s the answer: START WITH YOU.  We can’t change other people. We HAVE TO focus on OURSELVES FIRST.  BE THE CHANGE you wish to see in the world, your country, your family, your loved ones.

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