"Each of us guards a "gate of change" that can only be opened from the inside."
I read this quote today and it really "clicked."
It seems simple enough. But how many of us spend time trying to change those around us? You can't. You can help, inspire them with your own life, give advice, but in the end, the choice is theirs.
Looking at it this same idea from another perspective, you also cannot wait for someone else to change YOU. YOU have to open the gate yourself. Stop waiting for other people or circumstances to do it for you. Something inside you has to decide to change. Take responsibility, recognize your power, and make stuff happen. You got this!