Creating ChangeBy Karim Hajee
Would you like to achieve all your goals? Would you like to be the person who gets what they want, enjoys life, has time to spare and is completely fulfilled? Most of us would love to have that kind of life – but are you committed and dedicated to making it happen? If not – then nothing will ever get better.
Recently I had a chance to catch up with some people I hadn’t seen in a really long time. Many of them had achieved what they set out to do when we were teenagers. But there were a few who were still struggling trying to figure things out but couldn’t understand why things hadn’t improved for them. I explained to them that things don’t get better – you have to make them better. Nothing changes for you overnight except that passage of time – which has it’s own side effects.
The First Step To A Better Life
If you want to improve your life, if you want to achieve your goals you first need to make a solid commitment to change or improve things. Don’t take this lightly – because your commitment is the foundation for change and a better life. Too often I hear people say; “Oh yeah, I’m going to make a commitment – I definitely want to change – in fact, as of tomorrow I’m going to make a list and get started.” Then tomorrow comes and nothing changes. Instead, they get distracted and forget about the so-called commitment they made. A week later here’s what they’ll say: “You know I meant to get started last week but I just got too busy. Something came up – I can’t remember what – but this week I’m definitely going to get started.” The week comes and goes and nothing changes. There were too many things that come up. Hey – everyday there are things that come up and if you don’t stay focused those “things” will throw you off track and in the end nothing gets done. Nothing improves because you were to busy being distracted. Nothing changes because you didn’t stick to your commitment to change.
A commitment to improve your life means you are going to do everything you can to make sure things get better. It says that you are going to take action and start by focusing on what you need to do to create the changes you want. If you don’t stick to that commitment you’ll only get distracted. If you keep that commitment at the forefront of your mind – then when you sense something coming that could distract you – you’ll take charge and make the time to create the change you want.
If you’re in debt and you want to get out of it – then make a commitment – and start by not taking on any more debt. If you want to be in a relationship – then start by making it a priority to go out and meet people. If you want to get a job – then start going out and doing everything you can to get a job and keep going until you get things done.
Making that commitment sends the message to your subconscious mind – it tells the subconscious that now I’m ready to change and improve my life so let’s get working.
Make A Realistic Plan
Next take a look at where you are and where you want to go. I often hear from people who want to be millionaires but don’t have a job – there’s nothing wrong with that. But in many cases these people want to be millionaires within 3 months or 6 months. Sure it’s possible. And when I ask them to think of how they can achieve this goal – here’s the most common answer: “I’ll win the lottery.” Yes this too is possible. But is it likely? What are you going up against? What can you do to make this a reality besides buy lottery tickets? The answer isn’t in buying more lottery tickets. The answer to being a millionaire and making millions of dollars is inside you – you have the answer – you just have to uncover it. We all have the ability to have what we want, need and more – if we allow ourselves to work at our full potential. When you work at your full potential – your mind, spirit and body are all working together to make the outcome happen. Your subconscious also gets going because it needs to keep up with the rest of you and it in turn starts creating new opportunities for you. By going at your full potential you say to your higher power – hey – I’m ready to do my part. But when you say; “I’ll just buy more lottery tickets.” You’re really saying: “I’m too lazy to bother working.” Why then should your higher power bother helping you?
I also have people who are making 30-thousand dollars a year who want to make a million dollars within 6-months. Yes anything is possible – but you also have to give yourself a realistic chance.
Look at it this way – you’re about to run a marathon – but you’ve never trained to run in a marathon, and you’ve never trained to run more than a hundred yards. Now suddenly you want to run 20+ miles – and you expect to win – but you’ve never trained. Is it likely? It is possible – but is it likely? Wouldn’t you be better off training, getting in shape, then start by running a mile, 2 miles, 4 miles, 8 miles until you got to the point where you were running 20+ miles – before you entered the race.
If you want to be successful – you have to prepare and take things one step at a time while setting realistic goals that you can build on. If you want to be a millionaire and you currently don’t have a job – start by getting a job or starting a business. If you currently make 30-thousand a year and you want to be a millionaire – how about increasing your yearly income first? Perhaps aim for making and additional 15-thousand a year doing something else. Then increase that, and continue increasing it until you get to a million.
If you want to get out of debt – then start by paying off a small amount of the debt – then increase the amount you pay off. If you want to meet the right person – start by going out, then getting to know people until you meet the person you think is right for you.
When you keep your goals realistic and take things one-step at a time – 2 things happen. First you start building your confidence – which is crucial to your success. Next you start sending the message to your subconscious mind. You start telling your subconscious that you can do this, you say you are improving and you are ready for change and that you are giving it the time that it needs to help you get to where you want. What you are doing is creating a success consciousness that is sent directly to your subconscious. It now starts to pick your success belief system – and thus greater change takes place sooner.
Keep Your Mind Focused
This last step is the most important because if you don’t keep your mind focused on what you want to achieve – you’ll never get anything done.
The mind will try to convince you to give up. It will tell you that there’s no need to change, that things are fine just the way they are. Your mind will tell you that you don’t have time right now to do the things you need to do to create the change you want. It will tell you that it’s no use things will never get better. When the mind does this it’s simply deceiving you – it’s simply trying to get you to stop and avoid change. The mind does this because it doesn’t want change. It wants things to stay the way they are – it’s happy in its misery. But you’re not. You want change – except your mind is not letting you change. If you don’t stay focused you’ll give in to the mind – and nothing ever gets better.
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