Change means that you want to shift body and mind into a new mode of action and thought. Here are 2 steps to create change in your life.
Mind and body are both important and work together. You can’t imagine that the body is just a simple vehicle. Science and psychology divide the mind and body for examination, but we live as an organism that functions as a whole.
Change creates a new situation in your life that causes stress – it can be positive stress when it’s something you want to happen, like moving up into a better zone of confidence and happiness.
When the mind and body is confronted by new and unknown challenges it will rebel – because it wants to protect you. It wants to ensure that you don’t lose your nice comfy situation that seemed to be working just fine for a while.
This is caused by the amygdala function and the memory working together, The process has been described and simplified many times in articles, but this so called “raptor” function of the brain is not so primitive as people describe it to be. It’s a high function in the decision making process that goes a lot deeper than simple flight or fight responses.
Your fight or flight response depends on who you are, your experiences in life and dealing with new situations where you don’t have much to go on in the memory banks area of your brain.
If you approach the situation with calm and intelligence, in spite of it being stressful, you’ll discover that you can overcome fear and deeper compulsions to run back to the comfort of your old life, much easier.
We all realise how important it is to keep moving, keep looking for opportunities and take up new challenges. The mind enjoys these things, it’s just that the shifting from warmth to cold and then on to new warm waters causes it to dig its heels in.
The mind loves to explore new ideas, it can go around and around for days and weeks investigating a new thought, attaching new ideas to it, and coming back to the original conclusion. Just so long as you don’t include the body in action and expect the mind to follow your will to execute the thought and realise it into the world. That sort of thinking creates fear.
When we develop a new idea and plan it, and the time to execute comes around, the mind baulks. It reels back and says, “hey, wait a minute! I didn’t know we were serious about this plan.” It digs its heels in and gives us a thousand damned good reasons to wait, check the planning, watch out for a better option – just don’t do it now.
Doing it, is commiting to the plan and the results. We will have to take responsibility for the outcome of our thinking and our actions – what if it turns out to be a terrible result? All these ideas bubble up into the conscious feelings and often manifest themselves more in the form of emotions than clear worded thoughts in our minds – we don’t want to be caught out admitting our fears, so the mind will become devious and send impulses and signals that make us feel like it’s better to wait a while before we do something. Those emotions can be mighty powerful motivators.
However long we wait, nothing will change for the better.
You can only know if a plan will work by doing it.
When you know what it is that you want, you are in the strong position to make goals. Goals are so important to creating success in life, they are the fuel of motivations. Goals and motivation combat fears, together they create a feeling of wanting to get going on a project.
Motivations are the driving forces that keep us moving along the path to success, and the goal is the sign post that helps us stay on track.
It’s amazing that we live in a world so full of opportunity, yet so many people don’t achieve much at all in life. They have their dreams, they are inspired by ideas, but they fail to set goals and take them seriously, and they don’t use their own personal resources to achieve their objectives.
Your goals should be meaningful if you want them to be lasting and motivating.
To find something meaningful in life is like discovering who you really are. It becomes a no-brainer situation, you know without doubt that you want to put things into action.
1.To create the changes necessary to cause a shift from ‘not much happening’ to a lot of things happening and heading towards success and achievement, you need to first identify clearly what the first step is towards your goal.
It’s that simple. Just know what you want, and clearly see the first step that will lead to the next step along the path to successful achievement.
Know what you want? Well, spend time with yourself, take yourself seriously and ask deep questions about what aspects of life, community, people, business and contributing to the world really wakes you up. It’s when you ask deep and difficult questions of yourself, that you begin to see who you are, what you would really like to see happening in your life. It reveals the things that you find meaningful in life.
Write your thoughts down, then a day later revisit your writing and do the same again, and again, repeat writing things down until your pen runs out of ink or your computer groans under the weight of your thinking.
Be an investigator of yourself and you will discover what you want.
You will then know what step is needed to begin your journey.
2. You must step out into the new path with great confidence. This firstly comes from knowing that the goal you have chosen is really what you want. You see it clearly defined. Real confidence is a powerful mental tool that stems from your ability to concentrate.
Concentration can be developed. It is something that grows with practise. Learning to focus on the most important things, actions that will help you achieve your goal, is the first step in developing concentration and therefore achieving confidence that will bolster you when met by an unexpected challenge.
Concentration gives us the ability to see things clearly, and from that comes great confidence in our actions.
The practice of concentration allows the mind to penetrate an idea deeply. In so doing, it reveals the true nature of the object of focus.
Concentration is what successful business people do, it’s what artist do to understand the object they are working on, and it’s what we all should do to lead more meaningful and understanding lives.
When you set your goals, make sure that you know which is your main goal. Any other goals that you have and which are connected to the main goal must be put into a subset of goals that always take second place in terms of importance.
Giving yourself a main goal to achieve is a big task. It takes time. The subsets of goals should be parts of the whole. They should each lead into each other in a harmonious set of actions to be completed and achieved over time.
Set deadlines, be brave and tell yourself when your goal should be accomplished.
Break goals down into manageable chunks of ideas that make sense to you and allow you to concentrate totally on your daily tasks.
Bob Proctor talks about vibrations that are caused in our lives . We set things in motion through actions and this causes a new set of vibrations to resonate in our body and mind. He’s right, we are living, the universe is living and vibrations are shifting and moving things. Nothing is still, or dead. Even dying leaves of a tree are shifting and changing. Our thoughts and actions have an enormous effect on our ability to influence the environment around us. Thoughts that are honed sharply, clear and fine, cut through problems like a sword through an apple. Focus gives us the ability to be sharp minded.
If we have set solid true goals and we concentrate totally on these things as if they are the most important goals in our lives, we will set new vibrations into the play of cause and effect of how things change and how things happen.
Our plans will manifest through our actions, our actions our directly connected to the precision of our thinking. To know exactly what you want to achieve, to be meaningful and authentic in actions will cause you to cut through any obstacle with great confidence and experience successful accomplishments in life.