Change, set, go!
I was at work one day when I called a customer who didn't answer her phone. Her voice mail message began customarily, "...we're not home, leave a message..." What happened next was out of the ordinary. "...by the way, we've lately made some changes in our lives; if we don't call you back, you're one of the changes, beeeep," it continued. My initial reaction was shocked at what was arguably one of the rudest texts I'd ever heard (and I've heard a lot!). But I couldn't get it out of my head, and by the end of the day, I'd changed my mind. I grew to admire this woman, who was clearly at the end of her rope. She was determined, for whatever reason, to stop relationships that were negatively affecting her life.
Change is never easy, significantly when it necessitates drastically altering the way we've grown accustomed to spending our lives. No matter how much we loathe it, leaving our comfort zone requires a combination of guts, persistence, and education in that area.
In our desperation to improve ourselves, we often make hasty, ineffective, and sometimes costly decisions that we believe will generate the outcomes we need immediately. Buying a pricey gym membership and vowing to go seven days a week while subsisting on lettuce may sound like a good plan for a few weeks (if you're dedicated), but how long can you live like that?
Take the following measures to assure your success if you're serious about making a long-term change in your life:
1. Inform Yourself
Aside from determination, knowledge is the most crucial factor in determining your success. Knowing exactly what you need to do to achieve your objectives will give you the power to make them a reality. Consult an expert or read a book authored by a trustworthy authority on the subject. You can also use the Internet to get a multitude of knowledge. Friends and acquaintances can also be valuable sources of information. I have a wonderful friend who is highly organized, which is an area in which I am constantly striving to improve. I've learned a lot from observing her handle her insanely busy life over the years.
2. Establish Reasonable Goals
You will not lose 30 pounds in two weeks. You won't be able to undo years of financial recklessness in six months, either. After you've educated yourself, you'll have a better idea of how long it will take to see results. Knowing this ahead of time will save you from giving up too soon.
3. Plan and Monitor
If you want to complete anything that will take a long time, buy a journal or notepad and write down your short and long-term goals. Please explain how you intend to carry them out and when you intend to complete them. Check off each item when you complete it. Keeping a notebook to chronicle your accomplishments might be motivational on days when you want to revert to your old habits.
4. Say No
Avoid situations that would prohibit you from achieving your objectives. This is especially vital in the start before your new way of life becomes second nature to you.
5. pat yourself on the back
You should be pleased with yourself for deciding to better your quality of life. When you attain significant milestones, consistently reward yourself with your new way of life. New clothing is a terrific way to thank yourself for losing weight, but it might be considered a setback if you're attempting to save money!
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