The biggest obstacle to creating change is usually staring back at us in the mirror. Yep, we hold ourselves back when it comes time to create change. The what if’s, why not’s and could not’s pile up and we find ourselves still stuck where we have been all along. It doesn’t have to be that way and I have a few easy suggestions when we want to create change.
Just Get Up And Go
This is going to sound simplistic and way too easy to actually work. I know, because the first time I read about it, I actually said – there is no way this will work. I tried it anyway. So, just count down – 3…2…1 and make yourself go. Whatever it is, count down and – go. There’s actually a lot of science behind why this works – Mel Robbins book – The 5 Second Rule really goes into that in depth – but the condensed version is that by counting down, you interrupt your thinking patterns and assert control. So you are able to put a stop to second guessing yourself and instead take action. I know it sounds crazy, but try it!
Do The Things
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Focus On The Why
What keeps me going when I am doing the things, is to put my focus on the ‘why’ – the reason behind why I launched in the first place. So if I’m writing a book and my goal is to help even more people to feel comfortable questioning their relationship with alcohol, it makes it easier to write for that hour. Or if I’m reluctant to get out of a warm bed in order to exercise, I remember that my ‘why’ is so I’m healthy and have more energy for my kids. Creating a list of goals is great, but I make it a point to also make a list of why’s under my goals so that my goals, inspiration and motivation can stay aligned while keeping me in line.
How Do You Create Change?
Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to creating change in your life and sticking with it? Please share them with me and my team!