How to Plan for Change
One thing you can be sure of, is that change is inevitable. Often considered stressful and challenging, change can in fact help you get over hurdles, and move your life forward.
How to bring about desired changes to your life?
Ensure you have a clear understanding of what it is that you want to change. Is it your job? Initiating or ending a relationship? Moving to a place that better fits you?
Know why you want the change. Being certain about your reasons for wanting change will make you understand how you want your future to play out. A deep understanding will help you tweak what it is that you truly wish to accomplish. Clarity now, will pay off later.
Explore realistic options for how to bring about the change. What do you need to do to make it happen? Making change usually involves a step-by-step process rather than a single big “jump.”
Make one change at a time. Concentrate your energies on only one task. This will increase your chances of success. When you achieve that single change, you’ll gain confidence to make others.
Be confident. Think about and remember the last time you did something you were really proud of. Gather your self-confidence, and ignite your efforts to begin making changes.
Use positive self-talk. Tell yourself you will create the life you want - one step at a time.
Refuse to let anyone, or anything stop you. When it comes to making an important life-change, those around you might disagree with your decision. Listen to opinions you value, then push on. Take their ideas into consideration, if you believe they are useful.
Get support. Surround yourself with supportive people who provide encouragement in your quest for change. Join a support group or club with members who are interested in the change you’re working on. Group support is powerful!
Find a great mentor. People who've walked the path you wish to follow can provide you with support, advice, and resources that will make it easier for you to succeed.
Making life-changes is challenging, but rewarding. When you create the life you want, filled with passion and confidence, you are on the path to fulfillment.