Walking By Vision Not By Sight
About YKTPC | About Ricky Wong | Motivation Training | Corporate Training | Contact Ricky Wong | Inspirational Movies | Inspirational Quotes |
Elements of Change
The key to achieving more than you currently are, no matter which area of your life or work you are focusing in on now, is change. The old saying rings true: If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you've already got. If you keep eating and exercising the way you currently are, you will weigh the same a year from now. If you continue to sell to the same people on the same schedule, you will make the same amount of money next year.
In order to move forward, we must change.
As I have worked with people, both in a professional setting and on a personal basis, I have found two things to be true about change. One, it is simple. Two, it is not easy. That is, the concept of change is simple to grasp. People or organizations are quick to say, "Oh, I know we need to change." Simple.
But where the problem starts, and why most people and organizations do not change, is because it is not easy to change. But, I believe, if the process is well thought out, and if we have the guts and determination to carry it out, change can happen, and we can move on to more fulfilled lives.
With that said, let me give you what I consider the elements of change.
Discontentment with your current state. The first step in the process of change is to not want to be where you currently are. You must be discontent with it. If you are overweight, you must say, "I will not accept this anymore." If you are in debt, you must say, "I cannot tolerate this any longer." If you have broken relationships, you must say, "I will not live with this." This is a decision to change and not accept the status-quo.
The picture of your preferred outcome. What is it that you want to change to? It absolutely is not enough to say "I need to change." It must be: "I am going to change to..." This becomes the goal. I would encourage you to get a mental picture of it formulated in your mind. Get a real picture of it if it is that tangible. Perhaps write yourself a short essay, extolling the virtues of what life will be like when you get to the changed state.
New associations with the two states. You must begin to associate your current state you are in with pain, and the state you want to be in with pleasure. Let's take weight for example. We tend to think of ice cream, mounds of it, with pleasure. I know that I do. Especially chocolate chip mint. Last night we went to some friend's house and we had some ice cream. Normal portions. I don't like to eat normal portions. I like huge portions of ice cream. There is an association of pleasure there. But what I did to overcome the urge to eat scoop after scoop was to associate huge portions to being overweight, not the pleasure of the taste. I also associated not eating the ice cream with feeling better about myself. Then when it comes to exercise, I work on associating the exercise and weight-lifting with the pleasure of fitting into my clothes rather than the pain my muscles feel every time I do it. This help me win the battle of the mind.
Develop a plan of short, simple steps. "I am going to lose fifty pounds in two months." "I will sell 500% more next month." These are examples of change that are good goals to have long term, but too big for the time allotted - and this is havoc on change!
If your goals are too big in too short of time, you will fail and become discouraged. Then you will quit and decide change can't be accomplished. Instead, you must have short, workable, attainable goals if you are going to see real change happen and stay.
"I am going to lose five pounds a month for ten months."
"We are going to sell 6% more each month this year (That would double your business each year)"
These are the size steps you need to take. Then you will build victory after victory.
Discipline yourself. Sorry but this is where it is up to you. At the heart of change is the ability to discipline ourselves. I cannot lose your weight. Your mom cannot go out and make sales calls for you. The only real obstacle standing between your current state and your desired outcome is you! So do everything you can to get yourself motivated to change! Force yourself to get out of bed and get to work on your goals! Discipline yourself. Choose to make the right decision.
Reward yourself when you have made the change. That's right: reward yourself. You have worked hard and exerted a lot of self-discipline to get there! You deserve it!
About The Author:
Chris Widener is a popular speaker and writer as well as the President of Made for Success, a company helping individuals and organizations turn their potential into performance, succeed in every area of their lives and achieve their dreams.
To see Chris "live" at the upcoming Jim Rohn Weekend Event as he speaks on the subject of Secrets of Influence go to http://Chris-Widener.InspiresYOU.com/ or call 800-929-0434.
Motivation for Creation Psychology Today
Taking Advantage of 'Motivation': A Way to Improve Executive Compensation for Nonprofit Providers - HealthLeaders Media
Taking Advantage of 'Motivation': A Way to Improve Executive Compensation for Nonprofit Providers HealthLeaders Media
Fixing Democracy Demands the Building and Aligning of People's Motivation and Authority to Act - Stanford Social Innovation Review
Fixing Democracy Demands the Building and Aligning of People's Motivation and Authority to Act Stanford Social Innovation Review
MUNA – “Motivation” (Normani Cover) Stereogum
For Runners, How Motivation and Determination Helps Reach your Goal Upscale Living Magazine
How To Keep Productivity High When Motivation Is Low Entrepreneur
Ethics As Freedom, Part I: Behavioral Science’s Surprising Insights About Motivation Every Ethics Manager Should Know - Forbes
Ethics As Freedom, Part I: Behavioral Science’s Surprising Insights About Motivation Every Ethics Manager Should Know Forbes
Normani going blonde looks so good, it’s our motivation for a winter hair switch-up - Yahoo Lifestyle
Huddle Up: … But first, a motivational speech Lewiston Sun Journal
Central women holding on to last year's finish for motivation Columbus Telegram
Rock your next run: How you can use music to motivate you to run faster, longer - WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee
Rock your next run: How you can use music to motivate you to run faster, longer WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee
The Motivation of Transformation | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer ChristianityToday.com
To keep good employees, use intangible motivation to produce tangible results - Chicago Business Journal
To keep good employees, use intangible motivation to produce tangible results Chicago Business Journal
Ending Gopher momentum adds to Hawkeye motivation | National Daily Local News
Hope football motivated for outright title HollandSentinel.com
How to Motivate Employees Individually for Better Results Ratchet+Wrench
‘NY Times’ downplays Netanyahu’s political motivation for ordering the latest attack on Gaza - Mondoweiss
‘NY Times’ downplays Netanyahu’s political motivation for ordering the latest attack on Gaza Mondoweiss
Soweto derby a motivation for reserves SowetanLIVE
Beyond Talent Acquisition: Rewarding Performance to Motivate Growth Chief Executive Group
The Best Way to Get Yourself Motivated for the Day Entrepreneur
Inside info: Deebo Samuel's ROS upside, a little extra motivation for D.J. Moore and more fantasy help from... - The Athletic
Inside info: Deebo Samuel's ROS upside, a little extra motivation for D.J. Moore and more fantasy help from... The Athletic
Colorado Avalanche Anthem Singer Jake Schroeder Reveals Motivation: Dad’s Military Service - CBS Denver
Colorado Avalanche Anthem Singer Jake Schroeder Reveals Motivation: Dad’s Military Service CBS Denver
Things To Learn: Notre Dame’s motivation or lack thereof NBCSports.com
30 Most Inspiring Quotes To Keep You Motivated and Beat Burnout, Motivating and Inspirational Quotes - Parade
30 Most Inspiring Quotes To Keep You Motivated and Beat Burnout, Motivating and Inspirational Quotes Parade
Todd Reirden brings champs in to keep Caps motivated NBCSports.com
Commentary: Duggan tries to make his case on Make Your Date motivation Crain's Detroit Business
Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson have new motivation to return to Team USA - ESPN
Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson have new motivation to return to Team USA ESPN
Independent Corner: Motivation as an Independent Pharmacy Pharmacy Times
Monday Motivation: Change Your Perspective Grit Daily
Six Motivational Quotes Dealers Can Use to Inspire Their Team http://cbtnews.com/
Victor Lindelof: My new motivation to succeed with Man Utd Tribal Football
Lonnie Walker is using Pop’s criticism as motivation Pounding The Rock
Adrienne Bailon Houghton Reveals Her Main Motivation to Lose Weight Was to Start a Family - PEOPLE Great Ideas
Adrienne Bailon Houghton Reveals Her Main Motivation to Lose Weight Was to Start a Family PEOPLE Great Ideas
‘People are motivated’: Republican Eddie Rispone confident as La. governor’s race nears end - ArkLaTexHomepage
‘People are motivated’: Republican Eddie Rispone confident as La. governor’s race nears end ArkLaTexHomepage
Motivated Bears sweep into 2A volleyball final Frederick News Post
Bolton Suggested Trump's Turkey Decision Was Motivated by Personal Interests: Report - The Daily Beast
Bolton Suggested Trump's Turkey Decision Was Motivated by Personal Interests: Report The Daily Beast
'Warner wouldn't shut up, I had extra self motivation' Deccan Herald
Chesapeake gynecologist charged with performing unnecessary surgeries was motivated by greed, feds say - Virginian-Pilot
Chesapeake gynecologist charged with performing unnecessary surgeries was motivated by greed, feds say Virginian-Pilot
Joe Burrow says no extra motivation needed ahead of Alabama game Saturday Down South
Losing to Eagles still bugs Patriots’ Brady, motivated him The San Diego Union-Tribune
Running tips for marathon hopefuls from a Kenyan champion South China Morning Post
How to Boost Mobile App Downloads and Motivate Holiday Shoppers Multichannel Merchant
LeSean McCoy sits for Chiefs amid rumors of rest and motivation Arrowhead Addict
Students should be motivated to vote The Signal
Drops of Knowledge: Author visits school to motivate future creators Brownsville Herald
Iowa State officials investigating racially motivated social media threat to students, police say - Des Moines Register
Iowa State officials investigating racially motivated social media threat to students, police say Des Moines Register
Ticket resellers on trial for multi-million pound scam 'dishonest fraudsters motivated by greed', court hears - The Telegraph
Ticket resellers on trial for multi-million pound scam 'dishonest fraudsters motivated by greed', court hears The Telegraph
Rams enter playoffs motivated New Bern Sun Journal
Blue Jackets use highlight reel to find motivation The Columbus Dispatch
Eddie Pepperell's primary motivation at the Portugal Masters is finding love for Martin Kaymer - Golf Digest
Eddie Pepperell's primary motivation at the Portugal Masters is finding love for Martin Kaymer Golf Digest
NOTEBOOK: Daniels motivated to get back, questionable for Sunday detroitlions.com
The Rep's 'Feeding Beatrice' a haunting exploration of racially motivated horror - St. Louis American
Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins ‘a little skeptical of the motivations’ behind NFL’s workout for Colin Kaepernick - PennLive
Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins ‘a little skeptical of the motivations’ behind NFL’s workout for Colin Kaepernick PennLive
Do You Have Staying Power?
"If you are going through hell , keep on going" - Sir Winston ChurchillStaying Power.Some of you may know that record by the late Barry White.
Allow me to start this with a quote:To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. ~Eva Young"I'll do it tomorrow".
The Top Five Great Reasons to Delay Pursuing Your Dream
Words that Inspire: PASSION
What is your PASSION?Dictionary says: strong liking for or devotion to some activity, object or concept; object of desire or deep interest; love.What it REALLY means: doing something or believing in something that matters to you; making choices based on something that energizes you and excites you; one of the reasons you enjoy getting up in the morning and doing what you do.
Understanding What Motivates People to Take Action
So I wanted to buy a car. It was a tough choice but I decided that my next new car would be a Volvo.
What's in Your Blind Spot?
We frantically search for our "lost" keys that are lying in plain sight on the kitchen counter. We don't we see the keys.
How to Talk to Yourself When Nobody is Listening and You Want to
Do you ever pay attention to the thoughts inside your mind? And more importantly do you ever notice the way in which you talk to yourself?We all pay a lot of attention to the way we communicate with the outside world but we often neglect to improve the way we communicate with ourselves.When it comes to motivating yourself to be a better person, to do better at work or to create a happier family life you need to understand the importance of taking control of your self talk.
Motivation: 5 Powerful Emotions You Can Use
Experiencing strong emotions is not uncommon. What is uncommon is applying these emotions to motivate you to change and grow.
The True Cost Of A Lack of Motivation
And what a lack of motivation means..
One of my greatest loves as a kid was fishing. This love developed quickly because my family owned a little bait shop that was located near Toledo Bend Lake in Louisiana.
Full Steam Ahead, Just Dont Go Off Half Cocked!
Do you do things that you don't want to do? Do you not do things that you do want to do? Do you find every reason in the book to delay what needs to be done? Would you like to know the secret of getting things done? Then hang on tight, cause this buds for you.How do you make the secret of getting things done an everyday part of your life? It's done by a nasty word?.
The Time To Start Working On Your Dream is Now - Not Later
Most of us are hesitant to start anything because we are afraid we might make a mistake or fail. Go ahead make mistakes! Don't wait for more experience or to be good enough to start.
Awakening The Giant In You
Deep within man dwells some vast slumbering powers and abilities that he never dreamt of possessing. Forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.
Who are they to say it cant be done?
Doesn't it just burn you up when you have just shared your 'great idea' with someone and not only are they not as enthusiastic as you, they even go as far as to say your idea won't work! Trust me if this has happened to you you're not alone.In such instances we generally have two choices.
Were Good at the Things We Like
Read that again. It doesn't say "We like the things we're good at," though that's true as well.
My Grandmother Never Had a Degree
There were four generations sitting at the kitchen table, smacking on Mommy's delicious meal-somehow we never made it to the dining room. I smiled to myself when I thought of how fabulous this truly was--sitting here, next to my grandmother, my mother, my father, my sister, my children and my niece-celebrating Mother's Day.
We Are Trying To
How many times have you heard this in your life? Perhaps you have said it yourself. We are trying to accomplish something here.
Dont Let Failure Go To Your Head
I watched as an 8-year-old All-Star slid dramatically into second base. Yet the umpire gave the dreaded signal, "Out!" The crowd yelled, "That's OK.
5 Great Ways To Overcome Procrastination At Home
If you procrastinate at home you may suffer some consequences from disgruntled family members who have to carry your share of the workload.A worst-case scenario is that your procrastination and lack of motivation may carry over to other members of your family, resulting in absolutely nothing being done.
Your Date with Destiny
Destiny. What a powerful word.
|home | site map|
|Copyright © 2006- YKTPC.COM All Rights Reserved|