Creating positive change

Once you have determined what your goal or dream is, you can begin to focus on it by deciding which steps you need to take to get there.

by Kathy Ballard — 

We all have those times in our lives when we may feel stuck. We may be in a situation that is making us unhappy, but we lack the motivation or extra push we need to create positive change. Sometimes we are not even sure what exactly we want.

If you are unclear about what your goal is, you might consider examining each area of your life. Those areas may include family, friends, health, career, finances, physical location, hobbies and love life. Begin by determining on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the best, how you feel about each of these areas. After you determine which area has the lowest number, you can then think about what you can do to bring that area up to a 10.

Once you have determined what your goal or dream is, you can begin to focus on it by deciding which steps you need to take to get there. Even though you may be unhappy with your current situation, it was that situation that launched your dream. So it is important to appreciate where you are in your life, because it helps create a positive mental attitude. This attitude can help move you in the right direction more quickly.

Also, it is a good idea to surround yourself with other people who have similar goals. This support system can add more motivation, and can provide even more ideas that will help you reach your goal. Determination is very important, because the person who did not reach their goal is usually the one who gave up before they reached the finish line.

Consider that Thomas Edison tried 700 times before inventing the light bulb. Sometimes, you simply need to keep trying.

If you need some extra motivation, hypnotherapy can provide positive visualization, which often helps people reach their goals more quickly.

 

Kathy Balland is a certified hypnotherapist and a transformational life coach, who helps people to reach their goals through private sessions and with her CDs. 480-688-3924 or blissfulrenewal.com.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 28, Number 1, Feb/Mar 2009.

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