Are there things about yourself that you’d like to change? Maybe it’s your size or weight, a bad habit, or your outlook on life?
We are trained to think that change is hard and that it takes time. But it really doesn’t have to be.
I’m here to argue that lasting change happens in an instant. I understand that this goes against mainstream belief. Most people believe that change has to be a struggle or is stepping into the unknown. We expect to try and fail numerous times before ultimately giving up or succeeding. Think about this – how many people do you know who struggle with their weight? They want to make a healthy change by getting in shape, but the change never seems to happen.
What is it in your life that you want to change? Do you have a few dress sizes to lose? Do you have high blood pressure? Do you have a holiday coming up that you want to look and feel amazing for?
What is keeping you from making this change in your life?
It’s the preparation for change that takes times. In the end there’s a single instant when the change occurs, as Tony Robbins says: Think about it…your life can change in an instant!!
Here are the 3 steps to instantly create a lasting change and a new YOU.
Step #1: Believe that something must change.
Do you sort of want to get into shape, or do you absolutely have to lose the weight? Does dropping a few kg’s sound good, or is living another day in your current body simply unbearable? In order to make a lasting change you must believe wholeheartedly that things must change.
Step #2: Believe that you must change it.
It is vital that you take full responsibility in making the change rather than assigning responsibility elsewhere. Sure, others may help you, but in the end you are the one who is going to make it happen. You have to want this change enough to make it your personal mission – no one else can do it for you.
Step #3: Believe that you can change it.
Don’t let past failures get you down. The truth is that you are capable of amazing things when you put your mind to it. Believe that you are able to lose weight or to make any other positive change in your life. Most people fail to make change stick because they rely on willpower. This works for a while, but you’ll soon revert back to what’s comfortable. So make sure you change what you are comfortable with.
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