Have you ever tried to change certain aspects of your behaviour or thinking, only to find yourself reverting back to the same old response or pattern?
You’re not alone. This is a really common occurrence.
In fact, I’m sure you know lots of people — certainly not you…right? 😉 — who have enthusiastically announced, “I am going to change X about myself,” only to be defeated and fall back into the same old behaviour.
Well today, I’m going to give you some tips on how to make change stay so you won’t have to face that discouraging situation again.
Many people are looking for that magic solution that will change them overnight, but the truth is that short of being hit by lightning there is no such thing.
Here are some of the things you must be willing to embrace if you are to make change stick:
- You must make a serious commitment to the process of change (yes, it does take time).
- You must seek out the tools and techniques that support your desire to change in practical ways.
- You must be willing to keep an open mind to feedback and ideas you may not have been aware of in the past
- You must be willing to practice, practice, practice.
When you are learning something new it can feel awkward, kind of like learning to ride a bike, then over time, with good feedback and guidance, you will realise you are doing it unconsciously.
It has become part of who you are!
So, if you are committed to making positive changes in your life, find the tools and techniques, find the support you need to change and practice!
What are some of the most effective strategies you’ve employed for long-term change?
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