6 Steps to Change Your Life

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It Only Takes 6 Steps to Change Your Life

Don’t get stuck in the same old average routine. Here’s how to start the domino effect of change.

Hope is the foundational principle for all change. People change because they have hope, and if people do not have hope, they will not change. You are responsible for the changes that you make in your life.

The good news? You can change your life if you really want to. You can improve it, make it better. And it all starts with changing the way you think. So are you ready? I am going to walk you through a six-step plan for achieving positive change.

Here’s how you give yourself a little hope:

Step 1: When you change your thinking, you change your beliefs.

Change begins with the mind. Beliefs are nothing more than a byproduct of what you have thought about long enough, something that you have bought into—always remember that. What you believe, what you think, is just a collection of continual thoughts that have formed themselves into a conviction. When you break down the process of thinking into a manageable number of steps, you reduce the perceived risk associated with change.

Step 2: When you change your beliefs, you change your expectations.

Belief is the knowledge that we can do something. It is the inner feeling that what we undertake, we can accomplish. For the most part, all of us have the ability to look at something and know whether we can do it. So in belief there is power… our eyes are opened, our opportunities become plain, our visions become realities. Our beliefs control everything we do. If we believe we can or we believe we cannot, we are correct.

Step 3: When you change your expectations, you change your attitude.

Your expectations are going to determine your attitude. Most people get used to average; they get used to second best. Nelson Boswell said, “The first and most important step toward success is the expectation that we can succeed.”

Step 4: When you change your attitude, you change your behavior.

When our attitude begins to change, when we become involved with something, our behavior begins to change. The reason that we have to make personal changes is that we cannot take our people on a trip that we have not made.

Step 5: When you change your behavior, you change your performance.

Most people would rather live with old problems than new solutions. We would rather be comfortable than correct; we would rather stay in a routine than make changes. Even when we know that the changes are going to be better for us, we often don’t make them because we feel uncomfortable or awkward about making that kind of a change. Until we get courage and get used to living with something that is not comfortable, we cannot get any better.

Step 6: When you change your performance, you change your life.

It is easier to turn failure into success than an excuse into a possibility. A person can fail, turn around and understand their failure to make it a success. But I want to tell you, a person who makes excuses for everything will never truly succeed. Don’t you know some people who just have an excuse for everything? Why they could not, should not, did not, would not, have not, will not. I promise you, when you excuse what you are doing and excuse where you are, and you allow the exceptions, you fail to reach your potential. It is impossible to turn excuses into possibilities.

Today’s article was written by John C. Maxwell and is shared from the following website: https://www.success.com/article/john-c-maxwell-it-only-takes-6-steps-to-change-your-life

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Every Day is a New Beginning!

The beginning is the most important part of the work Plato

A Very Special Bank Account

Imagine you had a bank account that deposited $86,400 each morning. The account carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every dollar each day!

We all have such a bank. Its name is Time. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever time you have failed to use wisely. It carries over no balance from day to day. It allows no overdraft so you can’t borrow against yourself or use more time than you have. Each day, the account starts fresh. Each night, it destroys an unused time. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, it’s your loss and you can’t appeal to get it back.

There is never any borrowing time. You can’t take a loan out on your time or against someone else’s. The time you have is the time you have and that is that. Time management is yours to decide how you spend the time, just as with money you decide how you spend the money. It is never the case of us not having enough time to do things, but the case of whether we want to do them and where they fall in our priorities.

Today’s inspiring article is shared from the following website: https://www.livin3.com/5-motivational-and-inspiring-short-stories

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Last Year’s Words Belong to Last Year’s Language…The Power of Change

The Power of Change

We are about to start a new year. Take a moment to think about today’s quote by T. S. Eliot: “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice”. T. S. Eliot is talking about the power of change. We all have personal power and a choice about how we use that power!

Every day we are given the chance to change our voice – to change how we look at life and how we affect those around us. Every day we are given the ability to voice the words of our life through our actions.

Do you ever feel doomed? Do you ever feel like you are powerless to change your life? Or, is the reality that it just “feels” like you are powerless because you know the changes required would be difficult to make?

In so many instances, the biggest influence in our life is not others or our problems; it is the way we look at things. Could you make a positive change in your life by changing how you look at it? With that in mind, what changes – however small – can you make right now and what changes can you make in small steps? It is always within your power to change the words are you going to use in your life.

Change does not have to come with the new year. Change can come whenever we choose it. If you are unhappy with your life – remember you have the power to change it!

I hope you enjoy today’s story about change!:

The Obstacles in Our Path

In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.
Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many others never understand.
Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one’s condition.

Story shared from the following website: https://whitepage4u.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/7-inspiring-short-stories-to-change-our-attitude-for-life/

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A Single Footstep Does Not Create a Path…

single-footstep-sand-768783Are you looking to change your life? To do so, you must change how you think! God has given you the ability to control your thoughts! It takes practice and intentional effort but you can do it! Just like a single footstep does not create a path in the sand, a single changed thought does not create a new way of thinking! You can identify thoughts that sabotage your life. Once you identify those thoughts or habitual ways of thinking, you can make a deliberate effort to replace them with thoughts that are positive and life-building! #Thoughts #Mental thoughts #Changeourlife #HenryDavidThoreau #Path #Change

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Start Today…

start today nature-1345720Every day offers an opportunity to create a new beginning and to change the ending of your story! Your story counts! You count! If you are unhappy with the way yesterday(s) went – then start today on the new story about you!

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