Have you ever had a problem with making a change that lasts? Have you ever started to change a bad habit and then go back to your old ways? Don’t feel bad, many people are victims of change. They just can’t seem to make a lasting change. Change is such a beautiful thing. When you make a change for the better, it is one of life’s most rewarding feelings. Change is something that we all need to focus on. Become an agent of change by striving to make yourself a better person than you were the day before. Just by making a small change in your life, you can totally change the quality of your life. We are all capable of change. Just remember that we are all responsible for our own changes. You and only you can make the changes that you desire.

Here are 3 steps to making a lasting change. Write down these steps with your answers. Review them daily until you get the change that you desire.

1. Decide what it is that you want to change. Ask yourself what is stopping you today from making the change that you desire? Write down how bad you want to make this change. Write down how hard you are going to work until you make this change. Write down what your reward is going to be when you achieve your change.

2. Get massively motivated to change. You have to create a powerful force that will motivate you to make the lasting change that you desire.

A. Get yourself to associate massive pain to not changing now. Write down all the negative outcomes that will happen to you if you don’t change now. Write down as many negatives as you can think of. The more the better. Ask yourself, “How will my life be if I don’t make this change now?” Make your pain so intense that you will be terrified of putting off your change. The more pain you link to not changing, the more motivated you will be.

B. Then think of all the pleasure you will have in your life when you achieve this change that you desire. Write down all of the compelling reasons that are motivating you to make this change. Once again, the more reasons you write down, the more inspired you will be to make that change. Ask yourself, “How incredible will I feel when I make this change? Who else in my life will benefit when I make this change? What kind of momentum will my change create in my life?”

You have to get yourself to realize that your change is an absolute must. The only way to create a lasting change is to create major urgency on why you have to change now. You must be absolutely compelled to make this change now. If you are not determined to change now, you will not have enough motivation to change.

3. You have to believe in your abilities of making this change happen. You must not believe in failure. Remember, failure is just an outcome. If you don’t get the outcome you are looking for, you must change your approach until you succeed. You must have conviction pushing your desire to change. You must be willing to give it your absolute best. If you don’t give it your best you are not going to change. You have to decide that you are not giving up until you succeed.

I know you can do anything you desire. Get excited about making this change. Keep your eye on the prize and don’t look back. I know you can do it. Make it happen now.

Hooman Hamzehloui 2009


Author's Bio: 

Motivational Speaker