There is no time like the present to make a desired change. Still many people struggle with the idea of change. Change can bring up all sorts of emotions like anxiety, fear, shame and so on.
The best to tackle change is to break it down into little bite-size chunks. Taking on to much change to quickly can be overwhelming and discouraging, which can deflate the motivation for the desired change.
This exercise below will help you create a goal for change that is manageable and realistic. Answer the following questions:
- What do you want to change?
- Can this change be broken down into small goals? If so, what are they?
- Choosing only one small goal, think about why you want to accomplish this change?
- What will you be experiencing when you have made this change?
- How will your environment be different because of this change?
- How will this change affect the people around you, if anything?
- What stops you from accomplishing this change?
- What do you have in place already to make this change?
- What do you need to have in place to make this change?
- What is one small step you can make to create this change?
- When will you do this small step?
- Who will hold you accountable for accomplishing this step?
Change doesn’t have to be so scary. Using this exercise above will help you get clear on your goals and desired change. Taking one day at a time and being patient with the process is important. Anything worth having is worth fighting for. If you really want to make a change, you can do it. Just create a plan and get it done! Then you can celebrate the rewards.