If you happen to think you can change someone entirely, you can’t.

If you think that you can change someone’s opinion, you may but must present a strong enough argument to persuade them.

If you think that you can change the person you are with, you can’t just like he or she cannot change who you are.

It’s a mistake we make too often; changing the way things are suppose to be. We can be critical of them when they don’t meet our expectations of vision of them. This creates sadness, disappointment, and in some case resentment.

Instead of focusing on change, shift the focus to loving where they are right now. You’re creating acceptance of the things you cannot control. You are accepting that you can only change your actions and image, not the other person’s.

Love people for where they are right now.

Originally published at medium.com


  • Mike Liguori

    Chief Creative

    Live Your Truth Media

    I'm an Iraq War veteran, published author, and founder of Live Your Truth Media, a content marketing firm that focuses on powerful storytelling and audience building. My book, The Sandbox Stories of Human Spirit and War chronicled my two combat tours in Iraq and coming home from the war. My writing and thoughts have been featured in the Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and his personal story has been featured on CBS.com, The Denver Post, Huff Post Live, and other media publications. For the last ten years, I have had the honor and privilege to work with some of the top brands in the world and some of the most ambitious start-ups you could ever imagine. From copywriting to content creation and strategy, I take the client’s mission and vision into alignment with their audience by creating authentic and meaningful content to drive sales, customer engagement and brand loyalty. My next book, War How I've Missed You, is scheduled to release in 2020.