A lot of the ‘inspiration' quotes I see around talk about how you can be anything you want, if you just put your mind to it. Can “focus” make me into a 5'9″ twenty-year-old model? Being as I'm 38, and 5'3″ AND I do not in my heart of hearts want to be a model. No matter what I do, it will never happen.
However there are PLENTY of things to focus on when it comes to the “change” department. Working on my skills, staying positive during challenging times… I can improve my photography and writing. I can improve my blog.
The trick is to figure out what the things that can't be changed are and instead getting hung up on the things that can't be changed… let them go. Once you let go and accept the things you cannot change, it will be amazing how much energy you'll have to change the things you can.