Step Six: Celebrate every WIN along the way and make the whole process FUN.
Change can sometimes seem slow and tough, like walking through molasses. You sometimes feel stuck and like you’re just not making any progress. You are, but it might not feel like it. It’s important to stop when you accomplish ANYTHING .. and celebrate. If you make a new contact on the road, if you apply for a new opportunity, if you lose a couple of pounds … celebrate. Celebration and FUN are important as a way to continue to motivate you towards whatever is next.
How do you like to celebrate? A nice meal out, a Broadway show, drinks with friends, a little weekend getaway, a new outfit? Take on rewarding yourself. AND, make sure it’s FUN.
Step Seven: Be Flexible, Unattached and NEVER GIVE UP.
As I said above in uncertainty, change is never a straight path. You might swerve all over the road. You might find you are going towards point A and end up at point B. It’s okay. Point B might be better. Be flexible. Go with the flow.
The Buddhists have a philosophy of non-attachment. It’s all about accepting things for what they are, even if not as planned. Give up attachment to HOW things should be and accept that they will be as they are.
And, of course, knowing that change can take a long time and be challenging … be committed and never give up.
So, how do you handle flexibility and non-attachment? Are you someone who can stay committed and never give up until you get to where you want to be?
So now you have 7 Steps (of a 7 ½ step process) to going beyond the status quo – to reinventing your life. In my next article, I’ll write about the ½ step. Make sure you watch for that.
For now, happy adventuring and changing. It will be awesome.
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