Making change is all in your head
I have been writing this blog for a couple of years now and this post should probably have been one of the first posts that I ever wrote. Change is hard, change is difficult, most of all change is exciting and helps you grow as a person.
We all want change and change needs to happen at many points in our life.
Of course that is not always true as our bodies and our minds fight change all the time even when we know how important it is.
So we end up having two choices, we can either stay the same or we can change. I like the idea of change.
So if you want to change, what does it take? I think there are a few things that you can do to make sure that you actually make some or all of the changes that you want to make. Here are a few tips that you may or may not know already.
1. Everytime that you find something that you want to change in your life write it down.
2. Align yourself with people looking to make the same changes
3. Every morning and every night look over your list and look at what you did to get closer to the change that you want to make (who cares what you failed at, we can fake it till we make it)
4. Don’t obsess about what you want but instead look at yourself as having already got there.
The simple fact that is most overpowering to all of these tips is that if you want to make changes then you must internalize and believe that the changes are already a part of your being.
I remember years ago how much I struggled to quit smoking and when I finally did quit I realized that it had not been hard at all as long as I want around smokers. About a year later i ran into lots of people that would say “I quit for 2 years and then I started smoking again” These comments made my will waver a little but I never started again and now after 10 years I do not even feel like I ever smoked. I have lots of things that back me up so it is not just my word in my mind telling my that I am not a smoker, it is my actions.
Fit people don’t smoke
People that exercise don’t smoke
Only unhealthy people smoke
This is exactly the way that my mind now looks at smoking. I am sure that almost everyone that reads this has some kind of issue that they are dealing with. You either want to lose or you want to gain muscle, or both hopefully. All you need to do is get all of your knowledge together and act on changing the way that you think of or picture yourself using the four points above.