Most of us have something (and hopefully not everything) we would like to change in our lives. Something we want to do better, do more of, or less. The want for change can come to us slowly over time, or appear suddenly.
Once we decide that we want something to change, we want it to change fast, right? We want it here and we want it now! The thing with change, I mean real change, is that it takes time and that is just so annoying…
For me, it have been wanting to loose about 5 (plus minus) kilos for the last 15 years approximately. I have always had a plan, a date to start and have even succeeded a couple of times… until I give op or put it back on.
When I look back there are lots of other changes that have had success; changes in our finances, living on a budget and cutting way down on expenses like clothing and food. Or in another area altogether I decided at New Year that I want to read more and are currently reading a book a week on average? I on book 16, so so far so good 🙂
So why is it that some changes come to us much easier than others? Why is it that we succeed in some areas and others are just a drag? Why does money and reading behavior come relatively easy to be while I don’t succeed in other areas?
By answering my own question, I think it has something to do with personal interests, priorities, gains or a real need. I think that we are more likely to make a change if we either a) have fun or enjoy doing it, b) think that it is important enough, c) realize that it can bring some real value to our lives or in other words – that is worth it, or d) we don’t really have a choice.
So when wanting to make a real change the next time, it might be worth to look at these four points, decide which point fits and why? For me, the books are a definete “a” and the finances are probably a mix of them all! And as for the weight, it probably haven’t been one of the four so far and until it does, the chances of something happening there are probably small. It might happen at some point, or it might not. If it does, I am guessing it will happen sometime around the point that I will start to appriciate myself just as I am….
What is your challenge and what is the reason for wanting to change it?