“I have learned that finding fault elsewhere only serves to get you off the hook in your own mind, but eventually it renders you powerless to change your condition.” – Beyond the Clevage by Raquel Welch
Someone at work loaned me this book by Raquel Welch. I really wasn’t sure if I was going to like it, but figured an auto-biography would be interesting to read. Besides, have you seen how good she looks at her age? She certainly doesn’t look like she’s going to turn 70 this year. The coworker said that the book was more about Raquel’s views on life and beauty. All things considered, I’m glad I read it. I found out a few interesting facts. Like when she was filming her famous role in One Million Years B.C., she was a single mom of 2 young children. Like she refused roles because of nudity, and she refused to undress when changes were made to the script where she would have to be undressed. She felt the nudity didn’t contribute to the films. Turns out, she was right.
So what does it take to change your condition? Before you can start making changes to your life, you need to acknowledge the changes you have control over. Once you know which changes you can make, start a list of what actions you should take to make these changes.
Though the steps are easy, carry through is hard. Then again nothing worthwhile is easy.