We all have been in a situation where one fine day we decided to make a change like quitting sugar, but could only successfully follow through for two days. It is very easy to decide on a lifestyle change but it is incredibly difficult to adapt to the change successfully. When we decide on a change that we want to make in our lives, we start with lots of optimism and motivation. But as time passes, our motivation and optimism takes a big dip. Our commitment can take a hit when we see others around us engaging in the temptation we are trying to avoid or quit. So, it can be really beneficial if others around you are also on board with your ‘project’.
It is important to remember that making a big change requires commitment and consistent efforts to be on the right track. Little bit of temptation can throw us off our paths. That is why we need a real sense of purpose to follow through. So, when you are taking on the task of making a change, introspect before that thoroughly. You need to be sure of your purpose and you have to be completely convinced that this change is required for you. Only truth can help you find your real motivation. There are also certain leadership hacks that can help you to make a lifestyle change successfully.
1. Have A Real Sense Of Purpose
You need to be completely convinced about your purpose behind making the change. This will allow you to find clarity behind your reason. And if you are planning to involve others in your pursuit, then you need to make sure that you are giving them a strong reason that they can relate to. The reason must resonate with everyone for them to feel completely committed to the change. So, it is mandatory for you to find your purpose so that you can be compelling enough to others when you are involving them.
2. Information And Planning Helps
It helps to informed and decisive. So, when you are planning to make a big change; research and read to know all about the benefits that you will obtain from the change. Also, research can help you to know the challenges that you can expect from the change. This step is even more crucial if you are planning to involve others in it. Knowledge will help you to solve whatever queries others might have. Hence, it will help you to be more convincing and astute.
3. Understand Limitations
We should never take a bite bigger than what we can chew. This theory is apt for this situation. So, be mindful of how many changes you are taking on. Humans are never very accepting of too many changes in short span of time. So, don’t try to make too many changes. Start small and this will ensure more success. And then you can take on more after the success of the initial one. People will also support you when you are pitching small and useful changes. But if you are gonna change a lot, then you might not get a lot of support from others at home.
4. Incorporate Fun Into The Change
Nobody wants to feel tortured to do something. Hence, you need to be creative so that you can make the change more fun for yourself as well as others involved. This will significantly reduce the rate of failure. For example, if your new resolution is to be healthier, you can organize a health competition for yourself and your family at home. This way you can get people to be physically active while making the whole experience fun. So, be creative and make things fun for yourself and others involved.
So, take on a positive change today and get your plan rolling to see positive effects around and in you.