Are you all in?
Change is never easy, but it is the one constant in life. You can either decide to change, or life will force you to.
We have all had that rock bottom moment before. Where you have no choice, but to change. As painful as rock bottom is, it is easier to make a change when you are in that state. Simply because you have no other options. It is either stay at rock bottom, or make that shift. A classic example of this is someone who makes a decision to adopt a healthy lifestyle after having their first heart attack. If they want to live they have no choice but to eat healthier.
It is much harder to make that change before hitting rock bottom. The stakes aren’t so high yet. You are less motivated. However, if you do decide to make a change earlier on when you feel that first intuitive nudge you’ll get to avoid rock bottom all together! Then you can skip out on all that tragedy and drama that us humans are so addicted to. Life doesn’t have to be such a rollercoaster. You can hit a few bumps in the road and make some minor adjustments, before you completely crash and total your car.
Take a second to evaluate your life. How are you doing in every area? Are there a few areas that you aren’t quite happy with? Great, now you know what parts of your life you need to make a change in. Identify these areas and decide what needs to change. Do you have to do something different? Hold different beliefs? Start taking new actions? Figure out what changes need to take place then commit 100% to making these changes. Go all in.
That might sounds scary to you, but believe it or not going all in is a lot easier then going in 75%. When you are fully committed to making a change it leaves no room for excuses or exceptions. You made the decision to change and there is no going back. But when you are sort of committed to making a change you might as well not bother. With that type of attitude you will hang on to every excuse imaginable as to why you can’t change just yet, and little progress will be made. This is what Yoda was talking about in Star Wars when he said “Do or do not. There is no try.” Very wise. Don’t try to change, just do it.
Change doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think. Just follow these two simple rules:
- Decide to change before you hit rock bottom. Don’t wait for tragedy to strike.
- Commit 100% to changing. Go all in.
There is no going back now. Welcome to your new life.