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Why This Post Will Not Change Your Life: How To Accept Responsibility, Find Self-control & Create The Change You Want

Why This Post Will Not Change Your Life: How To Accept Responsibility, Find Self-control & Create The Change You Want

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You pin all these posts and just leave them there without acting on the information they contain. You have great intentions, but no actions to back them up.

One day you get motivated, make plan, but don’t end up following through.

You have to make the change; relying on somebody to come up with “thee” post that changes it all for you, is not going to work. You have to be the one to commit to change, make a plan, and follow through.

In this post I’ll share with you some tips to do just that.

1.  First, you must decide that you want to make a change.

Decide why it is you want to make the change. What is the disadvantage of not changing? What is the benefit of changing? Keep the answers to these questions in the back of your mind at all times! When you are struggling, remind yourself why you made this decision.

Remember that you can hope and wish all you want but nobody is going to make a change for you, you have to be the one to understand it is your responsibility to make your life the way you want it and do something about it!

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2.  Next you must come up with a plan.

Use your calendar to schedule your specific plan, set an alarm and treat it like an appointment that cannot be missed. I typically find if I plan to do something first thing in the morning there is more chance of getting it done, because I don’t have time to come up with excuses as to why I should not.

3.  Self-control

In order to follow a plan you need to create self-control, otherwise you could have the best plan in the world but not be able to commit to following it. In which case you get no further ahead.

By definition, self-control is the ability to control our emotions, thoughts, and behaviour in the face of temptations and impulses

Gaining self-control will sometimes require breaking a habit, which can be very difficult- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg is a great book that I recommend on how habits are formed and how to rewire your brain to change them.

Whatever you plan in your calendar, treat it like you would treat an appointment- you cannot miss it.

So there you have it, decide, plan, do it!

It sounds like 3 simple steps, but it is not necessarily easy, understand it will take work and time.  The end result will be well worth it if you commit to change!

Leave a comment & let me know what you find the hardest part to get past in order to reach your goals!

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