" The problem is people expect life to come with a remote. We want to click a button and change the channel when we want something different but the reality is, real life doesn't come with a remote. You have to get up, walk across the room and change the channel. You have to want change bad enough to get up and do something about it."
- Doug Cochran
HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT?
"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."
Change is an interesting thing. It can happen in an instant or it can happen over time without us even realizing it. Regardless of the speed, change is inevitable, and while it's easy to talk about change, implementing it is a completely different ball game.
We, as a people, seem to hate losing more than we love winning and this tends to keep us from trying new things, applying for better positions, or even attempting to lose weight and get in shape. The fear of not knowing how well we will, or won't do, or the pressure of not reaching our desired end result, keeps many of us stuck in a metaphorical rut.
However, adapting to change is more than just a survival skill - it's key to experiencing lasting success. As we enter Week Two of DRIVEN 2019, it's important for us to remember that change is the whole point of this challenge. We want to improve our future by changing our present choices and mindset.
If you're intimidated by change then you're not alone. Some people thrive on it, using it as an opportunity to challenge themselves or take on a new adventure. Other people dread it, thinking only of the negative ways it can impact their daily routine and overall flow of life. While some changes are less than desirable, most prove to be more beneficial than not.
Here are a few positive and helpful ways to help implement change in a way that doesn't seem so overwhelming and uncomfortable.
1. Take Small Actions Steps
The best way to make a plan is to start at your desired end goal and work backwards. What small steps can you make that will add up to big picture changes?Make an overall goal then break that down into monthly, weekly and daily habit goals that will lead you toward success.
2. Be Willing To Go Backward In Order To Move Forward.
Imagine you're at the edge of a creek bed with a running stream. While you could try to jump from where you're standing to the other side, you'd gain better momentum if you took a few steps back and took a running leap over it instead. Sometimes we have to be willing to take a few steps back in order to take a giant leap toward success.
3. Check Yourself.
"I am my own worst enemy" isn't just the name of a song. Sometimes, it's real life. We can be our biggest roadblock on the road to success. Paying attention to our Self Talk is crucial when it comes to making change. Stop telling yourself, "I don't think I can do this," or, "This is too hard." Anytime we start something new or unfamiliar it can feel difficult, but with persistency and repetition the task becomes easier, and often a second thought over time.
4. Be Relentless
Whatever you do - DO NOT GIVE UP. If I've said it once, I've said it a million times. The key to being a success is to continue being a success. Success isn't a day long event. It's the accumulation of day-to-day tasks that eventually add up to big, impactful changes.
What changes are you making this week?
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