Success may mean something different to you, but we all want success. If you want to grow your business, improve your marriage, or strengthen your relationship with God then you need to understand..CHANGE IS NECESSARY! If you are not changing then you aren’t growing, you will not be successful. There are many keys to success, but I would say without a doubt CHANGE is probably at the top of the list.
WHY Change is Necessary
As the quote states “Living things grow and growing things change.” Any area of your life you want to experience growth and success, requires change. The very nature of “growth” implies the requirement of change. Think of areas in your life where you have experienced growth and success. Compare that area to itself before the growth. Can you easily recognize the changes? We can’t go from one level to the next without changing. When we seek success and improvement we are really seeking change.
WHERE Does Change Start?
Change starts in your mind. It starts with your thoughts. You don’t have a change of heart until you’ve changed your mind. Before you do anything that requires work, you think about it first. I know we can act impulsively at times without thinking, but I’m not talking about that. You think about what you want, what you need to do to get and then you think about whether or not you are going to do the work to get what you want. Then comes the decision, but it starts in your mind.
*Warning: This works in the opposite direction also. Negative thoughts, fantasizing about sinful acts, and holding on to bitterness or hate will lead to change also. Probably not the change you want though. Guard what you let get into your thoughts and be careful about what you feed your mind*
How Can I Initiate Change to Achieve the Success I Want for My Life?
Well since it starts in the mind….let’s start there. Here are a few things you can do to initiate a change that will ultimately lead to your success.
1.) Feed your mind good things, things that make you think, things that challenge you and things that teach you.
2.) Change your thoughts. The moment you start thinking negatively, or contradictory to God’s truth change it in that moment.
3.) Surround yourself with people who are great thinkers, positive people, and change-makers.
4.) Reduce exposure to negativity, stop watching CNN all day, reading negative posts on social media, hanging out with people that are always complaining, but never effecting change themselves.
5.) Serve, take the time to do something for someone else, maybe someone less fortunate than you, get involved in being a positive change in the community.
Here are a few resources to get you started!
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- Join the CL 5-Day Challenge. Get assignments to challenge you and to help you jump start your changes! Click here to join the challenge!
- Download the Periscope app here and follow me @couragemolina to get notified when I go live. You’ll get to ask me questions and here directly from me about strategies I’ve used and lessons I’ve learned that have changed my life for the better!
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