How many times have you wished that something in your life would be different? Your job was more rewarding, your kids more respectful… your shape more resilient? Or perhaps you’re happy with all the basics but just want a little excitement… a little change to make you feel alive again.
The cool thing about change is that you have the power to make it happen… if you choose to. What holds us back from doing so is either not knowing what to do, how to do it or where to start. Does that resonate with something in your life that you’re waiting to change?
Simple Steps was created on the basis that real change comes when you take it one simple step at a time. Sure you can make radical changes and they work if there is a compelling reason for them too. They are hard to sustain if there isn’t though. Here are a couple of examples:
- If you or a loved one are diagnosed with cancer or some other significant condition a total change in lifestyle may be a matter of survival. Radical change in this example becomes easier because the alternative is not something you want to happen.
- If you’re struggling with losing weight any radical dietary change such as eating only raw food or a high protein diet when you’re use to comfort food is unlikely to work for you.
The thing about making a change in your life is that when you truly want the change more than you want to stay the same… you can and will succeed! Here are some Simple Steps to help you along the way:
- Decide exactly what you want. That may be a “no-brainer” however it’s important to be as specific as you possibly can. For example rather than saying you want to be happier define what that means. “I want to work in a job where my talents are recognized and rewarded.”
- Next take what you want and break it down into smaller parts. Using the example above that might include researching companies in your area that have good reputations for employee recognition and relations, offer performance compensation, and provide training or educational programs. Explore the company’s community relations and reputation. Check out the job openings and requirements. If you find something that interests you but you don’t have all the skills necessary include on your list ways to obtain those skills.
- As you look through the list you’ve compiled decide what you can do right now and what might take a bit longer. Prioritize your list.
- Next start pursuing the first item on your list. Celebrate when you’ve accomplished it and move on to the next item.
Choosing to make changes in your life isn’t hard and when you break it down into Simple Steps it becomes easier, empowering and fun!
Make the change you want to make… because you can!
With love, Cheryl