You’ve likely heard that “Changes happens in an instant” – which is entirely accurate. But…
Is there one ‘instant’, and when will it happen?
Are there more than one ‘instants” required to get what you want? If so, when will they happen?
If you’ve ever worked toward a goal, you’ll find there are usually a series of small changes that happen in sequence. Whether they are slight shifts in your mindset or actions, or actual physical changes in your life, one thing usually leads to another.
Over the years, I have noticed a predictable one, two, three patterns that clients always follow in seeking change.
1) Step one is the clarity and figure things our phase. It is a time when you decide that you want to change something about your life. You may not know what or how, but you are now searching with a specific mission in mind. You are no longer looking backward. You have changed.
2) Once clarity emerges it is accompanied by excitement. This is the time to map out a path and choose strategies that move you closer to your goal. This could be called the ‘How’ stage. You being to create your roadmap. You have changed.
3) At this point, you are approaching the natural starting point. You know what you want, how to get it, and the time has come time to execute your plan with daily action. You are now committed to moving forward. You have changed.
It doesn’t matter what you want to change, you will always follow those three steps.
Whether it’s a goal that will take a day to accomplish or a year, you’ll always get what you want if you sequentially move through the process.
The more action you take, the more you get small changes leading to your eventual goal.