I changed my thoughts.
I changed the people I paid attention to.
I changed my mind.
I changed my habits.
I changed my attitude.
I changed my clothes.
I changed my opinions about me and you.
I changed what I read, what I watched on television,
and what I listened to.
I changed those deep-rooted decisions about who I was
and who I would become.
It wasn’t easy, but it was just as simple
as the decisions I’d made early on.
I decided to be different and do different things
and then I kept deciding those new decisions
over and over and over again,
until they caught hold.
And then, all I did was hold on!
-Richard Bliss Brooke