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The 5 Things You Need to Know When Making Change

 How receptive are you to welcoming changes into your lifestyle? I'm notorious for deciding it's time to renew, refresh, replace, and remove those factors in our lives that fail to hold positive value. Let's begin with the definition of change. Change can be essentially defined as the process of making or becoming different. We can take change in one of two directions, positive change or negative change. Understanding that within the act of making changes detailed here, we're decidedly embracing change for good. Proactively planning for a successful transformation, check out the 5 things you need to know when making change in your life.

The 5 Things You Need to Know When Making Change

1- Nope! 
“By changing nothing, nothing changes.” Tony Robbins

Before change is possible, there is a point where we just simply are not ready or capable of making change in our lives. This is a very normal, acceptable part of the process of evolving- as long as we don't allow our selves to dwell here in (dis)comfort. Invest quality introspective time to better understand and address any of the factors preventing you from embracing the benefits of changing areas worthy of improvement.

2- Hmm...
“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” Deepak Chopra

Perhaps there is some good to come from introducing change into our current situations. Previously dismissed, or overlooked, by accepting the idea that considering ways to improve conditions in our routines, we establish the foundation for growth through transformation. As we begin to identify areas where positive reinforcement can strengthen our path to progress, actively making change will be the next step in the process.

3- Green Light
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” Jim Rohn

Thoughts lead to action. Now that the wheels are in motion, circumstances are coming into place to facilitate change. Successful plans are best achieved by setting clearly defined goals for moving forward. Create your ideal strategy supporting actionable steps toward the making identified changes.

4- Got Change?
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

Change doesn't always come easily. Effort and energy combined with a compelling desire to modify or improve your current standing will empower our decisions to actively change our ways. Reflect on where your process toward making a change in your life began and all progress achieved
along the journey.

5- Keep It Up
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy

Taking action to make change in your life is certainly a noteworthy accomplishment. You put in the work to reap the reward. Give yourself a moment to celebrate you! Keep the momentum going by continuing to utilize your resources to maintain change. Establish a support system to motivate and inspire your movements toward self improvement.