3 steps to create lasting change
Change is an important part of life but it’s often difficult to make change permanent. For me, it was always dieting. It would last for a while when I was going for it 100% then as soon as I got busy, distracted or demotivated, I’d slip straight back into my old habits. This went on for years until I took a different approach.
Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins was where I first discovered these 3 principles for change. He says that changes need to be consistent and lasting to be of any real value. Simple, but so true. We so often make a change that brings us temporary satisfaction, only to be disappointed later because it didn’t stick.
In this post I’m going to outline the 3 most important steps you can apply from TODAY to any part of your life to create lasting change.
Change what you demand of yourself
This means raise your standards. Go bigger than you have before. Make a list of everything you will no longer tolerate, everything you will no longer accept and everything you want to become. Don’t hold back when you’re writing these down. All change starts with changing yourself and if you need some inspiration here, think of people like Oprah and Tony Robbins, who came from difficult backgrounds but are now huge role models, shaping millions of lives. They are humans like we are and have the exact same power as we do.
Smash through your limiting beliefs
The problem with raising your standards is that if you don’t believe them, you won’t get anywhere. Preparing our mindset to believe we can achieve the standards we set for ourselves is the most important thing we can do to create lasting change. We need to believe with absolute certainty in our capabilities in order to put the wheels in motion to make them happen. There’s really no limit as to what we can achieve when we believe. It’s all a matter of developing the limitless mindset to allow it. One book I read that was amazing in explaining how our limiting beliefs work is The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. (Not an affiliate link, simply a highly recommended book to know more about it.)
Find your own best strategies
You know yourself how you work best. Find what makes you feel good and find a mentor. These are the two most effective things you can do to find the right strategies to create change. Find someone who is where you want to be. Find out what they did to get there, find out what they are doing now and tap into that yourself. No need to start from scratch when we have role models all around whose strategies you can take and shape to your own.