Always Changing Is Better Than Being Stuck In Place

Sometimes I feel like I don’t have enough focus. I shift back and forth from topic to topic. I can’t decide whether I’d rather be a writer or a musician. And I’m always changing my exercise routines. Is there something wrong with me?

I’ve always been a bit of a dreamer. My imagination can run away from me. I’ll get one idea only to get another more powerful idea a few weeks later. I’ve moved about 30 times in my life. Until my current job, I’d never kept a job for more than a few years. Change has been following me since the start.

Always Changing Is Not So Bad

Sometimes, I wish I were able to stick with one idea, one hobby, live in one town, work at one job, for the rest of my life. I feel as though I’m giving something up by experimenting, and going in a several different directions.

But always changing is not so bad. As long as we have some concrete goals instilled, based on character, change is good. Here are some goals we should all inspire to have:

  • Always learn something new.
  • Help others whenever possible.
  • Try to complete projects once started.
  • Aim for becoming better every day.
  • Seek and find the purpose for our lives.
  • Be willing to see things from new angles.

These are all broad, but positive goals. Without some exploration, we cannot even begin to understand where we fit into the big picture within this world. 

Don’t Get Stuck In One Place

One reason I don’t take minimalism to the extreme is simple. I don’t want to be one of those people who gets stuck on one thing. You know the type. Every time you talk to them you hear the same stuff over and over. They never branch out and try new things. I don’t want to be that guy.

How do you benefit by being stuck in one mindset? You don’t. If we truly want to live happy and successful lives, we need to explore both ourselves and the world around us. It was through exploration in writing that I came to create Hip Diggs. It was through exploration in exercise that I started to take martial arts lessons. 

Those are both great things, but even great things can change with continuing exploration. There may come a day when I trade in my karate gi for a swimsuit. And there might be a time when Hip Diggs gets replaced with something new. And that’s okay. 

Always changing is not bad. It’s simply a way to keep moving forward.

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James Ewen
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