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Some people might advise you to devote your life to a charity cause. It is another way to prevent you from going ahead of them. Do you think that it would have been a great idea if Pasteur had chosen, out of charity, to visit poor instead of inventing "pasteurization"?
Then, choose domain in which you will be able to scintillate. Again, do not be humble. The satisfaction of reaching a goal is proportional to difficulty you encounter to reach it. If you aim to learn arranging flowers, sure, you will succeed, but you will feel as bored as today and your thirst for something to fulfill your life will remain as burning as it is right now. You need to be confronted with a task exciting enough to prevent you from dropping it to go out to eat, or to take time to order a pizza. If excitement is not rewarding enough, you are going to turn towards "the fridge consolation".
Your goal must also be rather difficult because you are going to need time to change your way of life; so, decide to master violin, to write an anthology about Roman Poetry, to learn a foreign language or to obtain a degree in chemistry; anything requiring your intellectual faculties to fully work and that you will not be able to complete in a couple of weeks is an activity that deserves to be chosen. Of course, better you like your goal, greater your chance to reach it, but do not worry: usually, we are attracted by what we guess we are good at.
Not only "decide" to change, make your decision official: proudness will help you to go on day you are tired or disheartened.
Multiply your chances to succeed by eliminating childish desire for "telling them". If you suffer from not being estimated at your true value, make yourself known to your own eyes. The rest will come. Within three years you are going to gain higher education that will lead you to higher income while losing extra weight.
Sure, people will notice.
Gabrielle Guichard, a French teacher who can be reached on http://GabrielleGuichard.com and listened to on http://FrenchPodcasting.com