Many of you are constantly thinking about ways to change your habits, your finances, your life, and whatever else you can to help make the future better. That’s what smart people do.
When it comes to making change happen, the first step you have to take is to create a mindset for yourself that’s going to allow you to succeed.
Let’s face it, if you decide you want to make changes big or small, but you don’t really take the step of preparing for that change, then it’s just wishful thinking- you’re living in a fantasy world.
Good preparation breeds success.
4 Tips for Getting The Right Mindset
So here are a few tips to make sure you create the right mindset to succeed in whatever you choose to do:
- Take Responsibility- Obviously, if your intent is to change something in your life for the better, you’re probably not happy with the way things have been going. Whether it’s your finances, spiritual life, your health, or anything else, take responsibility for what you’ve been doing wrong (or haven’t been doing at all). Be totally honest with yourself. Don’t cling to the past, just start moving forward. Even the smallest steps will get you moving in the right direction. Then you can build momentum from there.
- Decide That Change is Permanent- Tell yourself repeatedly that you’re done with those old habits and it’s time to start something new. You have to actively convince your brain because it’s naturally very resistant to changing patterns that have been established. So tell yourself out loud “I’m done with ___________” and “I’m gonna start doing ________________”. There’s a certain power about saying it out loud that just works better at overcoming that resistance. Do it now and do it often.
- Follow Through- Once you’ve started convincing your brain and your spirit that change is inevitable, you have to take the actions necessary for change to come. Start eating right and exercising, start doing a written budget, or spend more time with your family. Whatever you made a commitment for yourself to do, Just Do It.
- Stay Committed- It’s not so hard to effect change in your life for a few days or even a few weeks. But for long lasting change to happen it usually takes a minimum of 30 days before your new habit truly takes hold. Even after 30 days you’ll find there will be times when living up to that commitment is hard.
So what do you do when difficulty comes? You suck it up and continue on. Keep it up, it will continue to get easier over time.
Change Takes Hard Work
Remember, sometimes change is easy, but most of the time it just takes plenty of hard work. But when you’ve fully committed yourself to improving your life in one way or another, the best thing you can do is to keep moving forward.
Staying stuck in life is depressing and it never allows you to live the life you want for yourself.
So go for it, stay motivated, stay focused, and keep moving forward into your best future!
Question: What things are you working on to move into your best future?