Transforming who you are can be a challenge. It is possible you are tired of your job, your waistline, or the person you have become. Whether you want to get fit, build wealth, or revamp your social life, you can do it! It isn’t always easy to make the transformation you want but where there’s a will, there’s a way and you are more flexible than you think!
These strategies can help you become the person you have always strived to be:
Determine the reason you want to change? Create a list of reasons why you want to transform. Once you determine the reasons you will need to make sure you have the skills to make the changes. If you want to transform your body, you might need to learn more about exercise and nutrition. Consider what it will take to accomplish your transformation
Identify your core values. You will not be happy if you create a substantial change that puts you in conflict with your values. Take time to consider the values that are most important to you.
Create a vision of the future. Think about the result of the transformation you want to make. If you want to lose weight and become fit, think about how you would look and feel. Maybe you are more interested in becoming wealthy. What would that look like?
Is your transformation reasonable? For example, you might not be able to be a multi-millionaire, but you could still build great wealth.
Make a plan. Start at the end and keep working backwards until you reach a step that you can do today. Keep in mind that all it takes is one step at a time to make progress. Looking at your end goal and worrying how you will make it is an obstacle that you are creating.
Evaluate your plan. Imagine following your plan and note how you will feel at each step. You are bound to feel emotional resistance at one or more points. If you did not, you would have made the transformation long ago.
- It is important to address each of the issues that creates emotional discomfort. You are likely to quit if you don’t.
- You will know you’re in a good place when you find yourself excited to get started. Procrastination is a sign that something is holding you back.
Don’t quit! This is the most challenging part for most people. Keep on going no matter how bleak things seem. You can always do better tomorrow than you did today. A little bit of progress each day or week is all you need.
You can transform yourself starting today. Build a vision and create a plan. Stay the course until you are satisfied with the changes you’ve made.