I have to say I do get a grin from folks that say they want something different than what they have. They say they want success, they want financial security, they want good clients, they want a happy family, they want time with friends, they want, they want, they want. Yes they have forgotten that to get it they have to CHANGE!
In order to get what we want we must be willing to do things differently or we will keep getting what we’ve always gotten. To do something differently means to CHANGE! In a conversation just today, I was sharing a method of doing business that was foreign to a designer and when I said she’d need to change, she said “it’s hard.” I didn’t say it would be easy. I’ve done and will continue to do lots of “hard” things in my life. I have a choice, we all do. We can be lazy and do it as we’ve always done it and be dissatisfied with the results. Or we can step up and look for new and better ways and CHANGE our old ways. CHANGE is often only painful in the beginning because it is unfamiliar. Once we get used to a new method and see the new payoff, we embrace the CHANGE! (And sometimes wonder why we didn’t do it sooner.)
The simplest and most effective way to ensure CHANGE is to know WHY we are making a CHANGE. Is it for more money? Is it for better relationships? Is it for our health? Is it to be happier and more fulfilled? When you know WHY you want to make a CHANGE, you can remind yourself during those “painful” times and stay the course.
CHANGE is the only sure way to success! And when you know why you must, YOU WILL.
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