60 Seconds to Change Your Life

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It wasn’t until recently when I was faced with a situation that I thought, I can change my life and I can make that change right now! No self-help books, no attending seminars, no webinars, no blogs and no podcasts.

If you’re anything like most of us, my guess would be that you’ve spent hundreds of hours reading, watching and listening for ways to change your life for the better.  I know I have, I am a self-help junkie and was forever searching for that elusive book that would change me forever.  I was looking externally for a lesson that would change me.

Most of us are familiar with the six stages of change; pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance and relapse. I can honestly say that I have been in every single one of those stages over the years.

BUT, this day it was different. Something clicked inside of me that made me go from the pre-contemplation to the preparation phase in just 10 seconds.

It was in that 10 second timeframe, that I realised, I can change my life right now. And it didn’t take reading a book or viewing a blog to do so. All it took was me deciding that the path I’m currently on wouldn’t lead me to where I want to be.

Some of you will know exactly what I am talking about here and some of you might be thinking “what is the clown talking about!” So here are some simple steps you can do right now.

  1. Deciding to Change

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This might sound a bit too simplistic.  You might think this step is a given and that of course you want to change or you wouldn’t be investing all that time reading and listening to self-help articles and seminars etc.  However, ask yourself have you really thought about it?
Changing might involve changing your life totally, depending on your circumstances.  I know people who have literally change the country they live, they’ve changed their friends, they’ve changed their house, and they’ve literally changed their surroundings which show a huge commitment.

Knowing what you might have to sacrifice in order to become a better you will it be worth it? If your answer is still yes and you have really thought about it and are willing to sacrifice then you have decided to change.

  1. Knowing Who You Are

You know yourself very well and you know your feelings and thoughts about the world.  Maybe you’re wrong, maybe you have a skewed perception of yourself, maybe you’re comparing yourself to people you shouldn’t be.

Who are you comparing yourself to? What do you think other people think about you?  Ask your friends how they see you and what type of person they see you as.  You have to be prepared for what you hear so don’t ask the question if you are not prepared for the answers.

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When you know who you really are and you still want to change aspects of your life. Then you’re ready for the last step a changing.

  1. Who Do You Want To Be?

You wouldn’t go to a strange place without first having a route map to find it.  The same goes for your life.  You have to know what and where you want to be in life before you can actually go there.

You will know deep down if you really want to change.  You will know generally who you really are and you will probably know what you want to change. It may take you a month, six months or a year to route your map of what you want, but isn’t that worth the investment of your time to literally change your life?

Looking at these three aspects of change should only take you 60 seconds initially.

So , who and where do you want to be next year?