How to create change?

I was asked this question, and although it’s a broad topic and it would be interesting to have a look at the specific situation, I can share some general thoughts:

1. Why do you want change? Do you want to move away from something or move towards something? Not one is better or worse. Simply reflecting on these questions can bring some clarity.

2. Which area(s) of your life do you want to change? Is it one specific, like your job, or is it life in general? Or maybe you’re not even sure. That is worth reflecting on.

3. Do you know what you want to create, or do you just want something different than you have now? If you already know where you want to go, great! Get very clear on that. If you don’t know. That’s a good starting point and a question to lean into. You can explore it from different angles: what do you have now and what would be different from it or even the opposite? How do you want to feel? How do you want to spend your days? Who do you want to surround yourself with? Where do you want to be? If money wouldn’t matter, what would you do? And many many more angles. An independent person’s questions/input are very valuable here.

4. How to actually move forward and make the changes? Take small steps: big enough to excite you, small enough to not be completely daunting. Although, I want to add, sometimes the best thing you can do is taking a big leap. What matters most is the small steps and habits we take/do every day.

5. Connect to your vision. While walking the small steps one at a time, check in with your vision regularly. Make it present in your life. That could be having a symbol for it in your house, journaling on it, connecting to your vision in meditation, tell your friends about it (choose well who you talk to)…

6. Get support. You can accelerate the process, and make it easier, more fun and less overwhelming, by getting support by a coach. Someone, who is not stuck in YOUR head, but can shine a light on different perspectives or options. Someone, who maybe is a few steps ahead of you. Someone, who can listen, so you can hear yourself talk – which can already bring a lot of clarity. Someone, who can give you valuable input.

I hope this reaches someone who needs to read this today.

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