Seven "Gets" for Change
Hi friends,

Congrats to Kim for winning the latest give away. Kim, your $25.00 Starbucks gift card is in the mail today.
The next gift give away is just around the corner. Keep posting and you'll be eligible for the next drawing.

As we move along in our New Years commitment to change, I want to extend our conversation as we look at

Seven "Gets" for Change:

1. Get Thoughtful! Identify your past successes. Let's build on those.
It doesn't matter what you want to change - spiritual, physical, emotional or mental health, fulfillment or true and lasting happiness. Identify the decisions you made last year that transformed you and helped you acieve success.

Journal about the following:

What barriers did you encounter last year?

What disappointments did you experience?

Identify things you do not want to repeat?

What will you not put up with any longer?

What made your life fragile and unproductive?

What was painful, but priceless?

What empowering decisions did you make?

Did you have the courage to stop doing things that hindered your success?

Change isn't always easy but we can be assured that two things will assist us in making changes: Consequence and Incentive.

2. Get Tenacious! If we're going to change anything, we must be tenacious about NOT wavering. Tenacity will help propel our actions toward change.

The difference between a successful athlete and others is this: With all things being equal the most tenacious athlete dominates their opponent. Tenacity is a good thing!

3. Get committed! Consider some things you can do today to move toward change.

Now, begin moving forward as you implement those things.

4. Get Excited! Excitement and energy encourage our desire for change.

So... get excited, even if you don't feel like it.

There it is. That phrase "I don't FEEL like it".

Friends, I can't tell you how many times I've allowed that phrase "I don't feel like it" to derail my progress to change.

If there's one thing I've learned in my 50 something years it's this.

I will NEVER Feel my way into taking Action, but feelings FOLLOW Action.

5. Get Focused! If you haven't done so already, write down the things you want to change.

Begin to identify things you can do to make your changes a reality.

Have you ever heard?

"Action follows Focus"

6. Get Moving! What's the hardest part of working out? For me, it's putting on my shoes.

Once I put my shoes on, it's easier to get moving.

The excuses MUST stop so we can begin to move toward making a change.

7. Get Strategic! Make a strategy and find a way to be accountable. Ask a trusted friend or mentor to help you with this.

More times than not, we don't make progress without accountability.

Okay friends, I want to hear from you on this. What are your thoughts? Perhaps you have some strategies of your own that you would be willing to share with us. I know we'd all benefit from your input and your stories.


Blogger Kim said...

Zoe, got the gift card yesterday. Yay! Thanks. I love these seven steps but I have to admit I am struggling. Bad. I want to change but I am feeling so discouraged. My marriage is failing and I feel like such a failure. Would appreciate your prayers

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