What It Takes To Change

People are fond of the quote stating that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting to get different results.

The hardest part is to figure out what you want that as a different result. Anyone can complain about something they don’t like.

After you figure out what you want, it’s simply about planning with the goal in mind. What resources do you lack for your outcome? What habits will make it happen?

Successful people develop certain habits. Unsuccessful people develop habits too. The difference is that successful people are deliberate about planning out the habits the want. Unsuccessful people get into a routine that keeps them busy but never accomplishing worthy goals.

A different routine is required to make real changes. That’s when you can reasonably expect a different outcome.

For example, let’s say you want to learn a foreign language. What do you do? You got it… you need to practice deliberately. You need to plan some time into your daily routine so that it becomes a habit and finally a skill. If you’re in business and you want to persuade others to change their buying habits, you need to present a context where it makes sense to do that.

Buying a product or service for the first time is another change. They weren’t spending that money on you before. For you to encourage that, you need to show them how they’ll be making a change for the better by doing business with you.

When you cultivate a relationship with your customers so that buying with you becomes a habit, you’ll be well on your way to accomplishing your business goals. Changes takes structure. It’s your habits and deliberate planning for the outcome you want. You need to see the end you want to reach before you’ll be able to achieve it.

Your next action step is to create the structure you’ll need to support the life you desire

2 Responses

  1. Deciding what it is that you want sounds pretty simple, but it can be a real challenge.

    I recently found myself working on several different projects because I couldn’t settle on just one or two. This became exhausting – also frustrating because I felt that I wasn’t progressing in any of them.

    But I’ve recently focused on only two of them, dumping the other ones, and so I feel so much more focused and energized.

    It took me a long while to get to that point though. And it wasn’t easy, because I didn’t want to let go of things in which I’d invested so much time and energy.

  2. From my hypnosis teacher, I learned the magic question “what do you want” … a lot of people will tell you what they don’t want (stating it in the negative). As soon as they even start thinking about it in the positive, it helps get them going in the right direction.

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