Me? Change?

Here's a question for you: How do you get a different result? You change something, of course! Now, the real question: Are you motivated to change right here and right now? The need to change is only the beginning … the motivation to change is where the rubber meets the road. Here’s an example to illustrate the difference.

If you ask a smoker to change his 20-year-long habit and not smoke anymore for the rest of his life, he would probably tell you that it would be almost impossible – unless something drastic happened in his own life. Maybe it will be because one of his friends or relatives passes away from lung cancer. It could be a result of him getting out of breath when he plays with his kids. It might be because he doesn't want to set a bad example and see his own children follow in his footsteps. Until something drastic happens in our lives that causes pain, change is unlikely to take place.

So, what can we do about it? How can we motivate ourselves for big changes in our finances, health, or even relationships? It's no great secret: Change requires predetermined goals and dedicated effort.

This means you must completely abandon your old habits and start by looking into what it is you want in your life. Conversations like that are not easy to hold with yourself. It helps to have someone to support you to get what you truly want in life. If you don't have that, change will be very difficult. Ask yourself the following:

  • Who are the people who are currently in my life invested in my success and who want to see me grow?

  • Who are the people currently in my life who are willing to do whatever it takes to help me achieve my goals?

That’s a tall order for a spouse, loved one, and/or friends. While they may mean well, they might be easily distracted or focused on their own issues and challenges. Have you ever considered the benefits of having a coach? A good coach is solely focused on your issues and your success. With meaningful, regular conversations, you are able to share a meaningful goal. Tell your coach the changes you want to make. Ask your coach for support. Talk to your coach regularly to hold you accountable for the necessary steps you need to make that change. Take your life to the next level! This is how you grow. This is the value of change. This is how coaches can help you to achieve success in your life.

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