Where to Start if You Want to Make a Change

Where to Start if You Want to Make a Change | Julianna Dawson

What is it that’s holding you back from making the changes you want in your life? If you’re sitting at home thinking, “I want to make a change,” but don’t know where to start, this is the post for you. In this post, we’ll break down five simple steps that will help get you moving in the right direction. Now, no matter the reason you’re looking to take control of your life. It could be that you want to live more joyfully, start your own business doing what you love, or make money to put food on the table. These tips will provide you with a great place to begin.

Evaluate Your Current Situation

First, take a look at your current situation. What about your current situation makes you happy? What about it make you feel unhappy? You need to be honest when evaluating your current situation; because if you’re not honest with yourself while doing this, you’re likely to sabotage your efforts right from the start. If you find that as you evaluate your current situation, you’re unsure if you’re being honest with yourself, ask someone you trust. If you cannot find someone you trust to do this with you, we have achievement consultants available to help you.

Set Realistic Goals

What do you want to change? It’s essential to be realistic when setting goals; if you try to change too much simultaneously, you’re likely to become overwhelmed and discouraged. Instead, start small. Also, taking a moment to get yourself in the right frame of mind before setting your goals is critical. Finally, it’s essential to set goals by stating them as if they’ve already happened. As if you’ve already achieved them, not in an “I want this” or “I want that” format, but more like, “I have this.” or “I am that.” format. For more in-depth details about goal setting in a way that increases your chances of success as much as 95%, download our goal setting guide. You may also schedule a session with one of our Achievement Consultants to help you LIVE one-on-one.

Make a Plan of Action

Next, make a plan of action to help you reach your goal. You could start by researching the topic, talking to people who have already achieved what you want to achieve, or signing up for classes or workshops. Whatever it takes, put together a step-by-step plan of action that will help guide and move you closer to achieving your goal.

Take Small Steps to Make Change Happen

Make a change happen by taking small steps. For example, if your goal is to be healthier, start by creating a daily routine. And include exercising and making small changes like adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet instead of processed foods. Gradually make more changes until you’ve reached your desired outcome. The same goes for any other goals you might have. For example, if you want to start a business, check out our post about how to start a business and take it one step at a time. Before you know it, you’ll be well on your way to achieving the change you want! Major long-term shifts start with small steps taken daily.

Celebrate Your Accomplishments

And don’t forget to take some time to celebrate each accomplishment along the way; this will help your brain learn that these new changes you’re making lead to feeling good. Releasing some feel-good hormones means you’ll be motivated to continue working toward your goals. Also, patting yourself on the back for each step of progress will help keep you going when things get tough.

We hope these tips provide you with a good starting point as you work to change your life for the better! If you need more guidance or want someone to hold you accountable, feel free to reach out and schedule a session with one of our Achievement Consultants. We’re here to help. Remember, as John Heywood said, “Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day, But They Were Laying Bricks Every Hour.” So don’t expect change to happen overnight. Take your time. Be patient with yourself. As you work towards achieving your goals, know that you’ll make progress over time.

To make a change it’s not rocket science. You can do it! Begin to evaluate your current situation and set realistic goals; once you’ve done that, it’s time to plan out the steps needed for your desired changes to happen. And remember, don’t overwhelm yourself. Put just the right amount of tasks on your list of things to do each day. It may take a little bit of trial and error to get it just right, but don’t put too many at once. Why? Because this can lead to feeling like nothing is getting accomplished. Even worse, it could lead to quitting altogether! And we don’t want that, do we? Whatever step you take today towards making positive changes will be worth celebrating when tomorrow comes around, so don’t forget to celebrate small victories that may happen before moving on. If all of this sounds overwhelming and you want help figuring out where or how much change is right for you to start with, let us know. Our team of experts are ready and waiting to help you. Click here for assistance.