Change is good
Now, I’m sure if you asked any handful of people walking down the street whether or not change is actually good for us the majority would say that “yes it is”. However ask those same people whether or not they actually like change, and most would reply with a resounding “NO”!
Now I do realize of course that not all change is good, and depending on current circumstances some may actually be unwanted for a very valid reason, but for the purposes of this particular blog post I’m going to discuss the change that we all seek out, but reject on the basic principle that change is unwanted, even when it’s something we actively strive for.
Take the individual who’s looking to drop 20 pounds before attending a high school reunion in the coming months. Ask them and they’ll tell you they want the particular change that comes with that goal, but when faced with the prospect of actually joining a gym, putting themselves “out there” and learning some new exercise routines in order to accomplish that goal and many of those same people balk.
The problem is that it’s easy to want something. It’s much harder to actually follow through and accomplish it however. I hear so many people claim that they desire to be rich. However when I then ask those same people what they’re doing to accomplish that goal they’ve just told me is important to them 99% are doing absolutely nothing in order to further it.
So just what can we do to not only figure out what it is we truly desire in life, but also give ourselves a decent chance at attaining those goals?
Well for starters it’s probably a good idea to sit down with a pen and paper and actually figure out the top ten things that are most important to you in life. If you’re married, or have children it might be a good idea to include them to make sure you’re goals are actually in alignment since these are the people you’re going to be spending your life with.
Now that you’ve got your list of things that you think are the absolute most important things to accomplish or achieve in your life write out the things you actually do on a day to day, month to month basis. Often people will find that what they do isn’t anywhere near in alignment with what it is they want.
If you are hoping to get in shape but don’t have a gym membership, or haven’t been making the time to actually go to the gym and work out, then you should either admit it isn’t actually something you want or adjust your schedule so that you are accomplishing this one goal each and every day you attend a class, or do a workout.
If spending time with your family made it on your list, but you find yourself working 60 hours a week just to make ends meet it’s time to devise a new strategy. Perhaps starting a part time home business won’t allow you to achieve your goal in the immediate future, but it might get you on a track that will allow it to happen in the future.
It’s important to remember that these are the things you’ve decided are the MOST important in YOUR life!
If you didn’t do something this week to bring you closer to the things you say are important in your life, then it’s time to make some changes. Either to your list or to the way you’re living your life.
Posted on October 10, 2011