Ezra Earl Jones is quoted as saying, "The System is designed for the results it is getting. If you want different results, you will have to redesign the system."
Have you ever heard someone say, "I don't like it, but what can I do?"
I think the key word in that statement falls right at the end. It's that persnickety two letter word, "do." How can such a small word be so hard to, well, do?
The challenge of that misleadingly insignificant word is that those two letters mark the difference between a dream and a reality. That little word sets a line in the sand between thought and action, between desire and diligence, between planning and practice.
So often we spend our time thinking about what we don't like about our current context. Often that comes in the form of frustration of some particular outcome that keeps rearing its ugly head. We simply don't like the way things are.
We may stand under our umbrella and say, "I can't stand the rain." But you can't yell at the clouds for precipitation. You can, however, decide to move to a drier spot. If you don't like the results, you have to change the system. It really is that simple.
This can come in the form of a job, addictions, relationships, or any other element you may find as undesirable in your life. This is not rocket science. If you want a different set of results, you are going to have to make a change in the system.
Change is unsettling. Not only to us, but to the people around us who have become acustom to us having a certain context. But don't worry, those who truly love you will be the ones to welcome and encourage your happiness.
In the end it doesn't really matter what your intentions were, or what you should have, could have or would have done. What matters is what you do.