“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” -Wayne Dyer
“Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got.” -Jim Rohn
These quotes are all variations of the same thing – if you’re not happy with where you’re at in your life then you need to do things differently (because what you’re doing isn’t working). This change can be as little as eating a roast beef sandwich for lunch on Tuesday if you usually have turkey, or as big as changing careers.
Most people have something they would like to be different in their life, and they’re most likely doing the same things in that area and therefore nothing is changing. The first step is realizing what you’re doing (or not doing), and at that point everything and anything is possible.
It can be very difficult to figure out what needs changing or how to change it. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to help figure that out:
- Which area of my life do I want to be different?
- What (specifically) would I like to change in that area?
- What is my typical way of being, thinking, and doing in regards to that specific thing?
- What is another way I can be, think, and do in regards to that specific thing that would lead to it changing into something that I’m happy with?
Make that list, then follow that list.
Remember, you’ve gone a long time building the habit to where it is right now, so creating a new habit in its place will also take some time. It is said that it takes 21 days to create a new habit. Take it one day at a time, and change a little each day. 21 days goes by faster than you think, so don’t rush it.
Have you had some success with this already? What did you change and has it lasted? Leave a comment below