the road to change only starts when you take the first step


I wake up and tie my shoes and as I go, This gun is attached with some type of invisible glue
I spend a lifetime in a war that is engrained and isn’t new
But now I wanna give my children something more, More pure than the ocean is blue
but my transition is something hard and has my mind askew
Like, do I fight, or do I turn the other cheek and pray for you
But that’s what comes with the change from boy to man, it is a whole new view…..

-orlando wilson

A mental transition in life is one of the most challenging and complex endeavors a person can go through. To reform one’s thought process and cognitive thinking, your major core beliefs. To change something in your heart you thought was right and now tell yourself it’s wrong. Just thinking of the feat sounds like something of fiction. You think once you believe something is right, it’s right and those facts never change. But they do….. Your whole sense of right and wrong changes at that point of transition from kid to adult, and even further when you create your own and even further when you sit back and settle into your role in life.

You get into your adult years and realize a lifetime of bad habits and negative choices need to be rethought and undone. You create a family and realize all those bad things you can pass on and you traumatize yourself with the version of a mini-you. So now you’re left with a hard choice, transition into a different you or deal with raising this version of you. Let’s face it, the mass majority of us do not wanna raise the current version of ourselves, so what do you do then cause you can just wake up and be someone different?

You start with your first step because you can only start walking forward once you take that first step. For everyone, your transition is going to be very different and you come out the end and be changed in other ways than others. You always wanna start with inner reflection, what things you refuse to bug on, and examine why. Figure out what your core values are, and are they worth passing along. Don’t be afraid to look yourself in the mirror and strive to change the person. To transition into something bigger and better is the epitome of life and change is never comfortable, you need to make yourself a little uncomfortable to figure out you can do better. “A man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” -Andre Cide. With that being said, don’t be afraid to push forward in serach of a new ayou.

I read “Yesterday I was so clever I wanted to change the world, today I am wise and so I’m changing myself.” Ain’t that some food for thought? You get to the point where you understand it’s not about the transition of the world but about the transition of your mind and your place in the world. It’s more about self-introspection and transitioning your thought process so your engrained thought becomes the training wheels to your new self and worldly understanding.

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