When change needs to occur, whether it be to move your career in a new direction, grow your business or make personal changes within your life, the only place to start is with you. Stop, reflect and explore the possibilities within yourself. Get clear about what it is you really want to change. Saying you want change but being unsure of what change looks like will have you working in circles and can be extremely frustrating: chasing something but with no idea of what you’re running towards and no idea where the finish line is. Trust me I’ve been there. Here’s a word for you “Clarity”, it will be your new best friend when choosing to make change.
2. CLARITY – HOW TO FIND IT
Do a little internal research! Imagine googling yourself on the inside. How do I want my future to look? What do I want? What does change look like for me?
Write down what you love about your day, how certain situations make you feel, what you desire, where you see yourself in five years, what parts of yourself you would like to work on, what do you like or dislike about your current daily routine, top five things that bring you happiness. Ask yourself these important questions and more. By doing so you will gain clarity over what it is YOU want to change. Allowing yourself the time and space to do this is a precious gift that you are giving yourself. A greater understanding of you.
3. MINDSET & ATTITUDE
Who has the power in your world? – YOU do of course.
Once you’re clear on what it is you want to change in your world, the power is in your hands to do so. This is your time to shine and make it happen. If for a minute you think someone else will do the work for you, think again. Waiting for something or someone else to change so that you can start your changes is pure procrastination. This is YOUR LIFE, YOU have the POWER, and it’s YOUR responsibility to own it and embrace it.
4. PLANNING & GOAL SETTING
To build a house you need a set of plans. This is your moment to be the architect of your life and design your future, how you want it to look. Write it all out on sheets of butcher’s paper and then piece it together. You will work out the order you need to carry things out.
When goal setting make sure you come full circle not stop half way round.
For each goal follow the below steps:
5. THE BLOCK
If you find you aren’t quite making the changes in life you wanted to, go back through the steps and work out where you feel that knot in the pit of your stomach is. What is it that’s holding you back? More often than not, I would say it is fear. If you let it, fear can be debilitating and paralysing. Fear of failure is so common, try rephrasing your statements in your mind. We have all experienced fear on some level, choosing to acknowledge that it’s there but allowing yourself to push beyond it will change your life. I personally believe you cannot fail. If you gain knowledge, understanding and experience there is always something positive to take away. Changing your mindset allows your fear to have less power.
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