When I want to improve my life, I generally think about what goals I need to create to get me there.
This usually serves me well.
When I achieve the goals, I will have made the improvements that I am looking to make in my life.
However, there are some situations where it is not the first step you must take.
When you are making major changes in your life, you usually need to take a look at the very essence of who you really are.
More importantly, you need to understand the very essence of the person you are trying to become because major change will cause you to change.
If you look at the people you admire and the kind of person you need to become, you will soon realize that it is not just their actions that you admire.
You admire their values too.
Maybe it’s their work ethic.
Maybe it’s their attitude to dealing with others.
Maybe it’s the value they place on their family life.
Whatever it is that you admire about these people, I am willing to bet that it can be traced directly back to their values.
That’s why, when you want to make major changes in your life, you need to identify the values that you will possess when you have successfully made those changes.
You can then compare them to the current values that you live by and identify any changes you need to make.
Don’t wait until you have made the changes to adopt any new values.
Adopt the new values first and you will find that you can make the changes much quicker and with less resistance.
Put values at the center of any major change you wish to make.
Be the person you wish to become.
If you are not clear on your values or the importance of values, find a mentor!!!