They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. - Andy Warhol

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Andy Warhol

Time is unarguably one of the biggest healers around. It is known to heal both physical and emotional scars. That said, time is also a terribly slow healer; it takes time time to erase or alleviate the pain, or to bring about a change – no pun intended!

In normal circumstances, we do not really have to wait for so long. As clichΓ©d as it might sound, there is no better remedy to a sinking career, a bad habit, or even a broken heart than by taking control of our lives. It is always better to try and make things happen, instead of constantly waiting for them to happen on their own. The more you take control of your destiny, the lesser room you leave for uncontrollable elements like fate or time to dictate terms to you.

For this, we need to step out of our comfort zone, which obviously is easier said than done. However, it does not take an extraordinarily genius brain to tell what would take more time getting used to: trying to change a difficult situation or habit on our own, or simply waiting for time to do it for us, which may or may not happen? Therefore, contrary to common opinion, it is actually a proactive approach that is more suited to people who are very sensitive about their comfort zones; it is, after all, the lesser of the two evils, so to speak.

Andy Warhol was an American artist, film director and producer. One of the leading figures in the pop art movement, Warhol was a staunch proponent of being receptive to change. He once remarked: “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”