Any meaningful change requires both a compelling vision and a plan of action.
Often, when we aren’t successful at creating the lasting change we want, it’s because we are lacking in one of those two areas. Either we launched into action without a clear vision, or we had lots of great ideas but no plan of action.
To create a future that makes you excited and proud, you first must get specific about what you want your life to look and feel like. Once you can vividly feel this vision, it’s much easier to transform that vision into reality by then creating an action plan that sets you up to win AND anticipates the challenges that might arise.
When these challenges do appear, most people try to use willpower to keep their vision alive. At the gym, for example, it’s common to hear things like “No pain, no gain” or “I can DO this.”
Unfortunately, while it may help us achieve some short term results, our willpower is destined to fail over time. As humans, we are wired to avoid pain. This means our will to win eventually fails, and our vision simply doesn’t materialize.
Instead, try focusing on changing your environment and setting yourself up to win.
Your environment impacts everything.
If you’re trying to lose weight, would you put cupcakes on the counter, and stare at them all day saying, “I’m not going to eat those,” OR would you not bring cupcakes into your house at all?
Change also begins with your environment if you are looking to reduce clutter in your life and create more peace, calmness and happiness.
Why not immediately remove the “stuff” that is cluttering up your life and blocking your vision?
Is junk mail piling up? Try placing a recycling bin right where you enter your home. Immediately throw out any mail that you don’t need.
Cabinets overflowing? Reduce the number of place settings in your kitchen cabinets from 16 to 8.
Get rid of these “cupcakes” from your environment and you’ll have a better chance at turning your vision of your dream home and life into a reality.
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