As a dedicated advocate of personal enhancement and improvement, Ilchi Lee understands that it's often difficult to make changes for the better. Hard work and determination are required to improve as a person, but the results can bring about greater fulfillment, spiritual development and, in the greater scheme of things, a more peaceful world.
Throughout life, all people are presented with personal challenges in which they must make the crucial decision to either give up or keep trying. This might be quitting smoking, improving physical well-being through meditation techniques or trying to improve the community by bringing people together in the name of peace and tranquility. No matter the undertaking, the first step in making change is often the most difficult, which is why Lee encourages you to find the motivation to push on.
"When facing a challenge, just face it and do it, trusting in the infinite power of life moving vibrantly through you," Lee wrote. "Expand your limitations infinitely!"
If you find yourself stuck and unable to move forward at any point, don't abandon your efforts.
"When you hover between the challenge and abandonment, take one more step forward," Lee encourages. "That one step can totally change your life."
For many people, the last step toward change can be a particularly difficult. That moment when change is about to become reality can be intimidating, and some are afraid to move forward. But keep in mind that fear in cases such as these can be a sign that it's time to progress – the reason you're afraid is that there's something to be lost if you fail, which means there's something to be gained if you succeed. It's an indication that the window of opportunity is open, and the time is now to get past your fears and just do it.
You may still be having trouble moving forward even after you recognize and deal with your fear of change. In such cases, turn toward loved ones, friends and neighbors for encouragement. You may also open one of the motivational Ilchi Lee books or the documentary film, "Change: The LifeParticle Effect," which inspires and guides you toward real, tangible change.