Be The Change You need to see in the world – Mahatma Gandhi.
Have you at any point asked why you continue getting similar outcomes again and again?
Have you at any point needed to change something, begin to gain progress yet dependably find yourself failing to make it long-lasting? Everyone wanted to create a Long-Lasting change in our lives at some point in time.
However, whether the changes we are seeking to involve our diet, income, morning routine, relationships, health, or career, there is a monumental hurdle lies before us.
And To overcome these hurdles involves enormous pain which creates a sense of doubt in our mindset that it is really possible to create long-lasting change in your life?
Is it really possible to achieve those goals we set for ourselves to create a daily morning routine, enhance our finances, get a better career, or find a perfect someone?
The majority of people give up quite easily at this point in time. This isn’t because of individuals’ lack of want for a superior life; it’s only a side-effect of the truth that change is difficult. Our habits wind up ingrained and programmed; transforming them requires consistent exertion until another habit is framed.
However, the answer to the question is yes it is possible to make long-lasting changes in our life. There are ways to overcome our natural tendencies to retreat from the pain and to suffer in the short term so that we can reap the benefits in the long term.
Be Specific (Write it Down):
It’s easy to talk about wanting to change things in your life without actually getting specific about what that is. The majority of the people say that knowing is half the battle.
Well, even if you think you know what you want, without actually writing it down and getting highly specific about it, the concept remains in the abstract. You have to bring that abstract concept into reality.
To do that you have to write it down because there is a psychology that when you write it down there is something clicks inside our head which helps to provide a clear vision.
Basically being specific and write it down involves a commitment to your goal. So, write down a date when you will start your new strategy for developing a new you and how often you will do it.
And Indeed while writing thinks about the benefits you will get when you incorporate these strategic changes into your life. However, don’t waste too much time while writing it down because the longer you wait the harder it becomes to actually follow through.
Focus on One step at a Time:
If you want to create a Long-Lasting change in your life then there is one simple thing you need to follow and it is to focus on One step at a time. Don’t get obsessed over the end goal Just remember the basic rule that you start from nothing.
So, don’t get caught up in the big picture because when you look at the big picture, it’s easy to get discouraged at everything that needs to happen to create change.
Think of change as a ladder. For Instance, If you continuously imagine yourself running 6-8 miles daily then over the course of a week you are probably going to give up.
so, instead, as we put one foot after another on the ladder create a habit of running 3 miles on odd weekdays i.e. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. It will definitely help you to manage your expectations in the long term.
However, at times, many people will think that they are taking small steps but in fact, remember that these baby steps are the giant cornerstone of success for long-lasting change.
Get into a peak state:
This state helps you to determine how you will react to any circumstances because when you get into a peak state you will have a feeling of gratitude which is the basic key to handle difficult circumstances faster and better. However, the majority of the individuals aren’t getting into a peak state by overworking in office and home and due to this, they have a lower quality of life.
Getting into a peak state will assist you on your journey of creating the change you want towards the new you but it will take a consistent effort to do every day.
Follow our steps to get into a peak state every day.
Set your alarm 45 minutes early which will helps you to wake up earlier and have enough time to focus on yourself.
Schedule exercise and other healthy activities into your daily routine.
Learn meditation and other mindfulness activity.
Have your lunch prepared the night before.
Read or Watch motivational stories.
Review and Reward your goals.
Stick on making progress, not results:
In order to create a Long-Lasting change in your life, you need to grow consistently. Remember that creating change is a process so whatever your goals in your life strive on making progress and expect to work your way up, rather than maintaining perfection and feeling sad if you don’t achieve the results immediately.
By consistently progress the goal which might look unachievable becomes possible to achieve. You just need to look at success as a journey, not a destination. Even the most successful people in the world still stick to making progress and growing and reaching new heights every single day.
So, by following this way you gradually work for creating a long-lasting change that you want in your life and will experience more success rather than feeling like a failure if you don’t get your results overnight.
Get a Daily Dose of Motivation:
We all need motivation from time to time. Whatever we are trying to achieve we will be faced with failures. So, to overcome these failures we need to raise our standards by getting a daily dose of motivation. By raising our standards we will have a firm belief that without any doubt we will create a real and everlasting change.
Review and Reward your Progress:
If you want to create a Long-lasting change then it is very important to review your progress on a regular basis. Setting the goal is great but if you don’t review them on a regular basis it becomes difficult to remember. Reviewing your progress helps to keep track of how far you have reached and how much you have accomplished. Long-lasting changes don’t begin with the action they begin in the mind.
This daily dose of motivation can come from questioning the commands like what drives you? What Compels you to create a change? What can you listen, watch or read to that will help give you that extra little boost that you need on a daily basis?
Just remember when we are turning our can or should to must then we all are making an inner shift to take control over the quality of life.
However reviewing the progress is essential, Don’t be afraid to reward your small daily victories that occur along the way. Rewarding your progress helps to remain consistent and maintain your motivation level high, even if you sometimes don’t feel like making the effort solely for the sake of the benefit the change itself will create.
These methods for how to create a long-lasting change in your life are just the beginning. There are many more tools at your disposal that will help you continue your journey toward change. Make use of everyone, and you’ll be empowered to become the person you’ve always dreamt of being.