At any time in our life, we have the opportunity to correct or improve those aspects of our lives that pinch us. We make resolutions to improve ourselves and, therefore, our opinion of ourselves.
We often break those resolutions because we are not fully committed to them. They are merely wishes, not heartfelt desires.
We must resolve to make those changes in our lives that will allow us to live our lives to the fullest.
Tips for Life Changes
Focus on what you want, and not what you don’t want.
See the big picture and keep your eyes upon it – not upon the ground looking for those painful boulders that may get in the way. Keep your eye on the doughnut, not upon the hole.
Create a plan for the change and work that plan.
Watch what you say – words are powerful messengers that will race out and will bring to you exactly what you ask for.
Recall a time when you were successful or felt good about a situation or condition. Build upon what worked, not on what did not work.
Ask yourself these questions:
(a) What were the circumstances that led me to feel good about myself?
(b) How did I feel, look, act, and respond to what was going on in my life?
(c) What can I do to recreate that situation and/or those feelings?
Choose what you are focusing on and thinking about. If you don’t like the picture that you are seeing, pick up the remote control and change the channel to a more pleasant and satisfying picture.
If getting (back) into shape is one of your goals – be realistic about what you want to accomplish, be focused on how you will look and feel. When you begin to recall the “pain and suffering” that you feel goes along with the exercise program, hang up on that negative chatter in your head.
Will power is not the major ingredient when successfully changing an aspect of your life, but a decision and commitment to yourself are.
Don’t be an excusiologist (one who has a Ph.D. in excuse making). There may be legitimate reasons, but there are no excuses.
We will make a change in our lives for one of two reasons: to avoid pain or to gain pleasure. Which one is it for you? Have you experienced enough pain yet?
Stop whining and start winning… Remember any day that we are above ground is a good day!
Affirmation for the Week:
When I am calm and attentive, I am able to receive the powerful messages in my life!
Have a committed and successful week!