Make it more important than anything else.
There, I gave it to you upfront.
The # 1 thing you need to do if you want life and circumstances to change in any way.
You can stop reading now.
Seriously, I mean it. If this makes perfect sense to you and you are READY, that’s all you need to do!
If you like to read about real life examples, read on.
Positive changes start with not just your thoughts, behaviours, actions, words, beliefs, choices, but..
Followed by a commitment to that decision.
- You first decide what you want.
- Then you commit to it.
Without these two steps, you can be guaranteed to find yourself on a hamster wheel, running around in circles, lots of movement but no real progress. Nothing wrong with that if you’re a hamster.
Change will happen whether you want it or not.
Progress will only happen when you commit to it.
Since I evaluated & re-prioritised my values (the one thing I implemented from Tony Robbin’s Awaken the Giant Within) to include health and fitness as # 1 a few weeks ago, my life is starting to resemble the woman expressed in those values.
I’m not saying things changed overnight, but pretty darn close!
With each week that passes I’m almost automatically making better choices that reflect what’s important to me and make me feel good.
(Like choosing salads over fries for the first time ever, ensuring I eat a healthy breakfast, finding out the best times to work out, starting my day earlier and earlier as time goes on. Occasional Nutella binges allowed).
For all my life till now, that was never important to me. It was a year long process till the day I FINALLY decided it was vital to the kind of life I want to live – energetic, alive, vibrant, joyous, engaged, happy.
When you live a life by your values, you consciously make small choices that propel you in that direction and pretty soon, those choices become second nature.
To date, this is the easiest way I’ve found to do what’s really important to me. One step at a time till it reaches critical mass and a firm unwavering conviction in my mind about the excellence I want to create.
Which then leads to instant decisions faster than the blink of an eye.
Good or good enough in some areas of my life is no longer enough.
- With my body, I intend the healthiest, fittest, sexiest body I can have.
- In my work, I intend to be the most fulfilled and successful I can be.
- In life, I intend happiness, fun, love and vitality.
And so on.
There is GREAT power in committing to the life you want and if like me, you’ve been flirting with, but never committed to these desires, you’ve got a long wait indeed.
If you’re waffling back and forth, saying you want to lose weight, find a new job, rejuvenate your relationship, travel the world, become an entrepreneur, create passive income, go on a holiday – whatever it is that you’re wanting, there’s one BIG reason you’re not getting it.
It’s not a priority yet.
The GOOD news is that the day you decide this “thing” is a priority, something you want more than anything, you’ll find a way to make it happen, and way quicker and faster than you could ever have imagined.
Till then, you’ll just make excuses like I did. Which is just fine too, as long as you’re aware that you aren’t ready to make progress or change.
You have GOT to be in control of your experiences – whether you choose to live an “OK” life or a “GREAT” life, YOU get to decide. Whatever else you take from this post, please definitely take that on board, k?
Would love to hear from you – is there something you want more than anything but haven’t made a priority yet? What’s your process like to get the things you want? Thanks for sharing!