“Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

Many people feel trapped in the life they are leading, unable to change course. They feel frustrated, lonely, stressed, discouraged, unfulfilled or simply just bored.

Can you relate to any of these feelings? I certainly can. There have been times over the years when I’ve struggled with feeling stuck.

The good news is that you don’t have to live life this way. You have options. You may not see these right now, but I promise you they exist.

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

You can live a life that is radically different from the life you are living today. But here is the key: you need to do something different – you need to change.

Through the choices we make each of us has the ability to reinvent our life and determine our future. And while it’s true we can’t control those changes that happen to us from external sources, we can control how we respond.

About Me

Peter ClemensHi there! My name is Peter Clemens.

I’m married and have four sons (16-month old twins, 5 and 6 years old). I was born and raised in Perth, Australia. I currently live in Vancouver Red Deer, Canada.

I created The Change Blog in 2007 not because I have all the answers, but to share my story in the hope that it would help others. The short version of this story is that I know what it is like to be unhappy and drifting through life without purpose.

My wake up call came in 2006 when I received the unexpected news I was to be a father. This news was the catalyst for me to start a process of inner-work to change myself into the person I wanted to be. These days I am happy to report that life is great. Don’t get me wrong, there are continually things I struggle with … but what have which I once didn’t are inner peace, happiness and purpose.

About The Change Blog

While The Change Blog initially focused on my story, I soon realized there are so many people with their own stories of personal change this blog shouldn’t be about me; it should be about us. That’s why The Change Blog has evolved into a community blog which publishes stories from people of all ages and backgrounds from across the globe.

Since 2007 The Change Blog has published more than 500 posts on topics related to personal change. You can find a hand-picked selection of these articles on my Start Here page, otherwise you can view a full list on my Blog page.

If you would like to contribute a story to The Change Blog you can find out more information on my Guest Post Guidelines page. People who have contributed to The Change Blog include Ali Luke, Amy Clover, Barrie Davenport, Glen Allsopp, Jonathan Mead, Marcus Sheridan, Scott Young, Srinivas Rao and Tara Mohr.

You can get in touch with me by emailing peter [at] thechangeblog.com.