,by Suzie Doscher
In my opinion, moving forward means improving the existing quality of your life. Usually this means doing things differently or adding something entirely new to your life.
Big changes might include changing your location, job, or reevaluating your circle of friends to weed out any "energy vampires"-- those friendships that drain you. A colleague of mine in the US (Laura Berman Fortgang) thinks of people as Sinkers, Floaters or Rockets. The ‘sinkers’ drag you down and drain your energy, the ‘floaters’ keep you on an even keel and the rockets inspire, energize and motivate you. A healthy mix of floaters and rockets is advisable with the awareness of who might be a ‘sinker.’
I love personal growth & development. My personal and professional experience can vouch for the fact that each step taken -- even small steps -- results in change. Imagine climbing up a ladder. With each step, your view changes and brings a new perspective.
Whether you are weeding out your circle of friends, changing location / job or starting to think about how best to change your behaviour patterns, you are best advised to start with small steps.
Here is how you start:
Increase your awareness as to what needs to change by asking yourself these questions:
If you are finding it difficult to consider a bigger change - start with one small step.
As one of my clients says: “Micro steps DO lead to success.”
And always choose to be kind and patient with yourself along the way. It takes time and repetition to change old patterns. Be pleased with each success, even the smallest one. According to neuroscience, feeling success supports creating positive feedback to the brain which your brain needs to keep you motivated.
88% of New Year’s Resolutions Fail
According to researcher Richard Wiseman, 88% of all resolutions fail. This equals 156 million disappointed people. Best to get yourself on the path of personal growth and development rather than thinking only in terms of New Year’s Resolutions.
Make the kind of changes that stick!
Life changes all the time, sometimes it changes daily. During your lifetime you never stop growing, developing and learning, which of course means changing. If you resist this, you run the risk of staying stuck.
Need some help - get in touch and let me support you making those changes.