Would you like to change your life for the better? Silly question really isn’t it, I mean who wouldn’t want to change their life for the better, I know I would. To change your life for the better requires desire, you must have the desire to change your life from where it is right at this current moment, to wherever you want it to be.
Having the desire to change is all well and good, but the desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same. Some people who find themselves in the predicament of wanting to change their life for the better, are also torn by their comfort zones, they desire change, but at the same time they desire to stay the same.
What happens when you are pulled in two separate directions at the same time? You usually remain in the exact same position, you might move a fraction in each direction, but for all intents and purposes you will find yourself exactly where you started. If you are serious about changing your life for the better, then you will need to make sure that you are not pulled in two directions at once, and end up back where you started.
There is a foolproof method of making sure that you move in the direction of change and break free from the desire to remain the same. I would like to share this method with you, it is very simple and very powerful.
First I want you to imagine the change that you are after, imagine that you have already completed it, imagine the new you after the transformation has been completed, what does it feel like, what positive difference has it made to your life, what benefit have you received because of the change that you have made.
I want you to picture the new you, make the image bright, as bright as you possibly can, so bright that you have to squint to focus on it, now double the image in size, now double it again, now double it in size one more time, now step into this new image of you, what does it feel like to have accomplished the change that you made, what can you see, what can you hear, what can you feel?
Now Spend a minute soaking up the feeling of what it’s like to have completed the change that you set out to do. Now I want you to imagine your life without the change, I want you to imagine what your life will be like if you stay as you are right now, I want you to imagine your life six months from now, I want you to picture your life six months from now without the change, and I want you to make the image bright, as bright as you possibly can, so bright that it hurts your eyes to look at it, Now double the image in size, now double it again, now double the image in size one more time.
Now step into this image of you, step into this image of you without the change that you want to make, what does it feel like remain the same, what does if feel like to have stayed exactly as you are for six months, what does it feel like to have not moved forward with your life? What can you see, what can you hear, what can you feel? Now spend a minute soaking up the feeling of remaining exactly as you were 6 months ago.
What did that feel like for you, which scenario felt better to you? If it was the first scenario, then your desire for change is definitely greater than your desire to remain the same. If the second scenario felt better for you, then your desire to remain the same is greater than your desire to change.
This exercise is extremely simple to do, but also extremely powerful too. Whenever you are thinking of making a change in your life, you can use this exercise to shift you closer to making that change, that is unless you want your life to remain the same, I know I don’t.