Do you remember the powerful and popular film It’s A Wonderful Life? The hero is transformed after he has a glimpse of what the world would be like without him. He suddenly realizes he has so much to live for. His shift in perceptive changes his life.
What can we learn from this? First, believe that it is possible for your life to change. I’m not talking about blind faith here. I’m talking about the willingness to believe you can have a different life. It is important to remind yourself that you play the biggest role in the change you want. Counselors can help, books can help, but they should all point you in the direction of you making a choice: to believe.