Habitual thinking and taking the same actions everyday, following the same route or sticking to the same ideas will only bring about the same experience. If we are to move towards the changes that we want in life we need to plant the seeds for a new flower to grow. How much care and attention we pay to a particular idea will determine the outcome and the fruits that it shall produce. Should a plant not have enough sunlight or water then it would be deficient in nutrients and therefore would not bloom as well as it could with the right care.
The same goes for the human mind and body. If you want the world around you to change then you need to start making changes from the inside so the outside can reflect the same. The reason why changes do not happen overnight is because the new ideas have not been propelled in motion long enough to overpower the the previous way of living. If we have been acting a certain way for twenty years and decide that we want to suddenly change, we cannot expect the change to happen overnight and this is where many of us give up and throw in the towel. If you have been walking in a forest for a day and decide that it's time to go home, how long do you think it will take to return?
An idea will only ever be an idea until action is taken. Often, we need to be consistent with the action towards the goal and when we feel we are about to give up this is when it matters most. Pushing through our boundaries is important if we are to see any change at all. We can either sit around complaining about the change that has not come and continue to be miserable or we can take the necessary steps until it arrives in our world. Would it not be better to live a life of working towards our goals rather than to spend our entire life complaining about the lack of achievement? We can become stuck in a loop of failure when we don't even try to change and once this loop has us in its hold it can be very hard to shake off. When we are about to give up on something our inner self knows that this is our usual point of turning around and going back to our old ways. So when we push past these boundaries only then can we begin to experience change, now that we have moved ourselves into unknown territory.
Nothing changes if nothing changes. When you see someone dwelling on their problems doesn't it make you feel good to give them the push they need to succeed? Well, then we would do well to remember that no matter how smart we are, we all need a push in the right direction from time to time.