Here it is: the final installment of my 6 part series on creating change! I chose to write this series because I believe the more informed you are about this process, the more successful you will be. The final thought I will leave you with is this: As long as you continue putting one foot in front of the other, you will eventually reach your goal.
My guess is that in moving toward your goals there will be times when you are barreling full-steam ahead, times when you will have to stop and think about how to course correct, and even times where you may need to take a step backward or sideways to eventually end up moving forward. I hope that at least once in your journey you have to reach out for help. The point is that as long as youkeep moving and problem solving and getting help you will succeed in reaching your goal.
The only way you can fail to meet your objective is if you stop putting one foot in front of the other all together. As Karen Koenig puts it, “this is a theory not of psychology, but of physics: if you keep moving forward, you can’t fail to get where you want to go.”
There is another key element to this process and that is ensuring that the goals you are setting for yourself are realistic! Again, we are back to a simple process that is in no way easy. Choosing to make meaningful changes may present the toughest challenge in your life, however the rewards that come from making true changes may feel nothing short of miraculous. The joys of having healthier patterns and relationships (with anything) come from years of incredibly hard work on yourself. If you want easy change, stop now, come back to this idea when you can accept that meaningful, lasting change is ongoing, difficult, frustrating, nonlinear, and filled with intense soul-searching. That is the bad news.
The good news is: you will make changes if you keep trying.