How to Create Lasting Change
When it comes to making a change in your life, it can be hard. No matter what it is you are trying to change. There is no doubt you will face some form of adversity, which will make you want to revert back to your old ways. Then it just becomes a vicious cycle that never seems to end. I get it, believe me I do. But if you truly want to change for the better, it's gonna have to take some time to get there.
In order to create lasting change, you first have to make the conscious decision to change. Whatever that thing is you have to be willing and able to sacrifice. Once you have made that mental decision, you now have to actually take action. Nothing will ever get done unless you are willing to go out and make it happen. Thing is, it usually never happens all at once. This is where we struggle the most.
The more drastic the change, the harder it is to stick with it. Read that last sentence again. I will use myself as an example. I tried following a meal plan that was given to me to help me in my fitness journey. Problem was it was super strict. Not a lot of leeway and I didn’t particularly care all that much about the food. I lasted 2 days. It was next to impossible to try and change my diet that much and expect it to just work. And I would never advocate for anyone else to do the same.
From my knowledge and experience, small changes over long periods of time make the biggest impact. It may not seem life changing, but you’d be surprised how beneficial it can be to your life. Whatever it is you are trying to change, try and think about making a small change that will help you work towards your bigger goal. Rather than make a big change that will be harder to stick with. Over time, those small changes you made will add up to make a big difference. And that’s how you will create lasting change.