Many of us set the intention to make changes — I want to lose weight, I want to stop eating sugar, I want to get in shape, I want to stop dating unavailable men, I want to start making more money, etc. But what usually happens after we make these declarations? We start off strong in our change but little by little we get lazy… then we don’t see any changes at all, so we start to blame.
Here are 5 key questions to ask yourself to get back on track and sticking with making these changes you say you’d like to make:
1. Am I really committed?
Have you said to yourself “victory is inevitable and I am never giving up!”?
2. Am I willing to pay the price?
Most likely there is a price you will have to pay to achieve your goal. If you want to lose weight or get in better shape, for example, you will have to make some changes and give up old habits. You have to make the commitment to create new habits. Are you willing?
3. Am I really doing all that I can do?
If we get really honest with ourselves, we can often see that although we say we want to make a change we are rarely playing full out and doing all we can do. We are either being stopped by fear, obstacles, possible failure, excuses, or we are choosing to take action in spite of the fear and obstacles. Which are you doing?
4. Have I been spending more time imagining my success, or fearing my failure?
Your internal vision of success must be more real than the failure or doubt. Your vision changes your vibration and your behavior. If you can see it, others will see it too.
5. Am I prepared to deal with obstacles, fear, and failure and still keep going?
Every great success story has a string of failures behind it. “Failures” just might be a necessary part of the process. Are you in it to win it no matter what?
Originally published in August 2010