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How to change your will and How to Change Yourself

Change your will, change yourself and no Excuses!

What is change? Do you real want to change? These are 2 critical questions to ask yourself in the light of a present world where the keyword crisis is out there running as a hopeless virus. But another question to ask is if man kind is really just a civilisation in crisis? Or an hopeless civilisation? I don’t buy it. And my statement is that we can change things and use the challenges we face as an amazing opportunity to move forward and create a new paradigm and improve ourselves – change.

So change is to make a form, a nature, thecontent, future course of something (material, spiritual, ideological, financial) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone. In another words change is about the process to replace one’s name; to move one’s opinion; to change the course of history.

So, stop for a while and consider everything you have around you. Yes write the negative things and then be objective and write as well the positive things. Having done this list think again. Ultimately you are going to die. Yes die. Bearing that in consideration ask yourself what do you want to leave as your heritage. Are the positive or the negative things more powerful? what is wrong that you can change immediately? Do you want to have in your testament the following keywords: Crisis, questions, remorse, procrastination? I don’t think so.

So a good exercise to move on is to write your will. Yes write your will. Trust me just thinking about this will haunt all your security and put in question your achievements and your master “present short time” settings. So think what you need to do in order to do or to change a will. So you can either:

  • make a will that reflects your life and passions, all the things you always wanted to achieve;
  • make an amendment to your will, add what is called a “codicil” to the existing will and change areas of your life

This is the same principle you can and should apply to your life planning and decision. You can either create a strong will and make sure you did an impact to achieve that or at least apply a new way of looking at it and make a new life planning – new will. Or on the other hand you can add new amendments to the existing principles, habits. The conclusion thought is that in the end you need to act. Everything goes down to the keywords: action and change!

There are many good reasons for making a will now. A will records who you, yes whatever your wealth (there are a lot of wealth: material, personal, family, relations…), (the “testator”) wish to benefit from your estate (that is, your assets, whatver their are not just material). You can provide for people – such as not family members or friends – who would not be entitled to anything from your estate if you died without a will.

The history of the world starts first with your own biography

Thomas Carlyle

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Start by looking at you. Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle, wrote that “the history of the world is but the biography of great men.” So having a deep thought some considerations:
– Humanity has million of years. Where we came from and when we began to spread across the world. The answer according to some studies appears to be that we came out of Africa about 55,000 years ago. However a recently study supports the idea that humanity derives from an ancestral stock of people who had already been living in the continent that used to be Africa as an independent species for about 150,000 years. Yes 150,000 years ago. This before some of this people began the global migration that led to man’s dominance of the planet.

So getting out of the past and coming into the present it is important to understand that humans have been here on mother earth for thousands of years 150,000 years as a species. Of course that during this tenure on earth a lot of crisis and change has been going. So the first consideration is don’t be obsess with your present crisis, problems independent of how big they are. There is always a way out if one tries hard.

The evolution of technology, software, the Internet, electronic peer-to-peer referrals are new opportunities and have became an important phenomenon and created new ways and opened so much doors to self improvement and reflection. Also new business opportunities and economic chances. The issue is that more than ever in history it all comes to personal initiative and will power. It is not easy and these new shift in paradigms obliges each of us to get better and be continuously changing.

The present times of crisis, stagnation, no economic growth are actually excellent times to reflect how human can effectivelly change their habit and move towards new paradigms. There were never so much wealth in the world. there were never so much opportunities. So think what is right or wrong about you and move towards a shift in behavior and improve your journey or start new adventures.

So stop making so many excuses. Don’t lose your energy complaining so much and not trying to do something about. Focus on creating your dream project. If things are wrong don’t blame anyone. Make sure you find a solution and if it is out of your personal reach network with your peers and start effective change. It is difficult, yes it is! A lot, but you don’t have to change everything at once, you can and should start about improving your biography. Imagine someone was writing your biography, I am sure you would like to make it special. So start changing, create layers and processes, improve small things, routines, relations and start by baby steps. Go for it! No one can live your life only you! And your life ultimately is your best will!

“Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Address

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Comments (20)

  • Dear Dinis,

    I am very glad for you. I love your writing. It’s like a rainbow after the rain!

    Here a small quote from my favorite poet:

    “Η λύπη ομορφαίνει επειδή της μοιάζουμε”
    Οδυσσέας Ελύτης ( 1911-1996 , Ποιητής, Νόμπελ 1979)

    (I believe in your greek skills) hehe

    Best Wishes,

  • Dear Eirini,

    Thanks for your kind words they are like honey 🙂
    And thanks for the poem I did research on Odysseas Elytis, he has wonderful strong poems, and found this beautiful and strong poem:


    I lived the beloved name
    In the shade of the aged olive tree
    In the roaring of the lifelong sea

    Those who stoned me live no longer
    With their stones I built a fountain
    To its brink green girls come
    Their lips descend from the dawn
    Their hair unwinds far into the future

    Swallows come, infants of the wind
    They drink, they fly, so that life goes on
    The threat of the dream becomes a dream
    Pain rounds the good cape
    No voice is lost in the breast of the sky

    O deathless sea, tell what you are whispering
    I reach your morning mouth early.”

    All the best to you and the immortal Greece!

  • as usual very inspiring your article! it is true that what we should do is to change our desires, yes

    that is dificult right ?

  • Thank you for your kind words.

    Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    I think the important is not to change the desire. By the contrary we should follow our healthy desire and follow it without restrictions. what is difficult is to be ready to change our fears, even if that somehow puts in question the sacred paradigms we have been built on our way of thinking. Life is always a challenge but when we are able to change our way of thinking and are open than things are much easier.

    All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.

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