How To Make Changes

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Changes are difficult to make. But the hardest thing is to make consistent changes. That’s what I want to cover in this article.

 

I’m here to remind you that it is extremely important for you to commit yourself to the small changes that you know you want to make.

Whether the small changes mean to show up to work on-time or to learn to stick to your budget, or learn to rest and relax. The different goals might look different to you regarding what is important right now. But you need both consistency and commitment to make a change.

However, if consistency were a person, he won’t be able to run around on his own; he needs to be friends with commitment.

 

Think about this.

Consistency depends on commitment to exist.

But commitment doesn’t necessarily need consistency to exist.

If consistency tries to run without commitment, it won’t last.

For example, if you say “I plan to run every day at 5:30 pm,” it won’t happen unless you make it a commitment.

As if it were an appointment with yourself that you can’t miss, for your well-being.

There is more in-depth stuff behind making consistent changes, such as having an accountability partner, saying no to other activities/people, and also making specific deadlines before and through the process of taking action.

For example, regarding deadlines, if you want to run every day at 5:30 pm, you have to give yourself a deadline, such as “leave your home at 5:15 pm to get to your running destination.”

If you don’t set your deadline, you are more likely to run at different times or to follow your excuses about the weather and how you feel.

Why do we need to know our “why?”

Now that we tackled how important it is to be committed to staying consistent, let’s cover why we need to know our why, every day, to make consistent changes, every day.

Unfortunately (or fortunately), we are not robots or objects. As human beings, we have feelings, an intelligent mind that can easily provide thoughts of good excuses not to do anything, and have a physical body that sometimes gets tired or energized depending on many aspects.

And that’s why, you are to know YOUR why, every day!

If you grew up with available and emotionally present parents, you probably discussed while growing up why you need to still go to school even if you don’t feel well, and even if you don’t have a lot of friends in your classes.

If you didn’t grow up with available and emotionally present parents, you probably still chose to go to school because you found good friends and you wanted to see them.

For those of you who had a hard time going to school while growing up…Maybe some of you went to school because you had one teacher or parent who inspired you and saw your potential. And for some of you, you went to school because your parents would give you a consequence if you didn’t. While some of you went to school because you wanted to get it over with, move out, and have a good paying job.

Do you notice that most of the above discussions and “because” statements came through the influence of someone?

We are relational human beings! Even if you consider yourself an introvert, you will relate to something (your values, consequences, etc.), or someone, to keep making consistent changes.

For me, I want to earn more money every month because I want to work on paying off loans and later on be free to travel around the world. How about you?

Do you know why you want to continue making consistent changes about the things that you decided to do when this year started?

If you know “why” you want to make the changes you want to make, here are ways to actively and intentionally remind yourself:

 

  • Write your “why” in as many places as you can such as post-its, journals, planners, flash cards, notepad on the refrigerator, cell phone home screen, computer desktop background, etc.
  • Self-Talk (just say it): Say or read out loud the change you want to make and your “why” every day!
  • Share your “why” on social media. Public social media accountability works similarly to peer pressure.
  • Let your friend or loved one know about what you want to change and why. You may also ask him or her to hold you accountable. He or she will remind you of the change you committed yourself to do.
  • Work on a vision board and paste words that remind you of your “why.”

 

Like I mentioned above, changes are difficult to make. But if you learn how to make consistent changes, by using the above bullet points I mentioned, you’re on your way to happier life.

 

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