Effectively changing our life and being successful on our path to personal transformation requires us to change the way we think and act, adjust our perceptions and misconceptions, transform the way we respond to others, learn new things and overall reverse the programming that has been hardwired into our brains.
Making personal transformation successful and sustaining that change for the future requires us to have a clear vision of where we want to take that transformation and look into the reasons why we want to embark on that journey. Change does take some work, but it doesn’t have to be hard.
When we plan our personal transformation appropriately and build a strong foundation for change, our process of transformation can be a lot easier than you think.
For decades we have supported and guided people on their path to successfully transform themselves and their lives. Here are our TOP 10 steps to improve your chances of success in creating a personal transformation.
#1 Craft Your Vision
If you want to be successful on your path to transformation, you need to start with a simple question: ‘What is it that I want to achieve?’ Without knowing in which direction you want to move forward, it is impossible to get there. Don’t worry if you don’t know immediately, it’s a question that you should revisit on a daily basis and over time you will discover a theme and eventually you will be able to craft your vision. Rely on the ever important questions: what, why, how, when, where and who. They will guide you in the right direction.
#2 Complete the Past to Embrace the Future
It is very difficult to move forward in life and succeed at achieving personal transformation if we don’t properly deal with the past and let go of past anger, past fear or past hurt. The past can hold us back and releasing the emotions and feelings associated with the past can be the final step we need to let go and be ready to move ahead and embrace our future. Take the time to identify all unresolved issues and create a schedule to complete them without delay. You’ll be amazed what a liberating feeling this creates.
#3 Transform Your Inner Critic Into Your Inner Coach
Research shows that 80% of our self-talk is negative. The problem with negative self-talk is that over time we actually start to believe it is true and those negative thoughts have a negative effect on our emotions, feelings, thoughts, behaviors, attitude and even our physiology and biochemistry. Realize that you are the master of your own mind and whenever a negative thought enters your mind, you have the power to let it go before it gains momentum. Instead turn it into a positive thought that can help you move forward in the process of your personal transformation.
#4 Commit to Developing New Habits
Ultimately our habits determine our life because a vast majority of our thoughts and behavior is habitual. So if you want to be successful and achieve your personal transformation you need to develop some new habits and eliminate some of your old habits that are holding you back in life like procrastination, wasting time online, eating poorly and staying up too late. Commit to replacing bad habits with new, productive ones like working out every morning, getting up earlier, working on relationships and limiting social media exposure.
#5 Stay Motivated through Learning
Achieving personal transformation can be challenging and it’s easy to fall off the wagon if we don’t get a daily boost of inspiration and motivation. Commit to lifelong learning and make it a daily habit to read, listen to audio books, watch inspirational movies or listen to motivational talks. Just 15 minutes a day is enough to keep you inspired and learn from the most powerful athletes, artists and entrepreneurs to pursue your own monumental success.
#6 Leave Your Comfort Zone
On your path to personal transformation you need to leave your comfort zone because growth only happens when you take risks, get uncomfortable and expand your mindset, talents and skills. Remember, you don’t have to immediately abandon your comfort zone completely. Take baby steps and slowly but surely expand your comfort zone until you are able to leave it completely. Challenge yourself every single day and do one thing that scares you. It doesn’t have to be anything big. Make that phone call that you’ve been avoiding, ask for a raise, ask someone out for a date, go trapezing… Find something in every area of your life and happiness and life satisfaction will knock on your door in no time.
#7 Get Support
To avoid getting lost on your journey of personal transformation, find guidance and support from someone who has experienced what you are going through right now and let that person help giving you direction. Asking for help is always a smart decision. Don’t make the same mistakes people before you already made and learn from the resource that is your mentor who has walked this path before you and can save you some time and heartache.
#8 Find Your Why
One of the most important steps in the process of your personal transformation is to figure out your why. What ignites your spirits? What gives you the necessary motivation to chase your dream? What empowers you to search for an improved version of yourself? Figure out your why and you are already halfway there.
#9 Increase Your Knowledge
In order to achieve your biggest goal you are going to need to develop new skills and wisdom to make your dream come true. Whatever it is that you want to achieve with your personal transformation, start learning from day one. Start researching everything there is to know online, read books, attend seminars, sign up for online classes, find a mentor or coach. Once you get started on learning and increasing your knowledge it will become a passion that will drive you forward and will make you succeed.
#10 Believe in Yourself
Ultimately, to make your personal transformation successful, you need to believe in yourself. Become your biggest fan and trust that you can achieve anything you set your mind to. When you are pursuing your goal of achieving personal transformation, own it and don’t be afraid to look like a fool in front of other people. Remember, failure is only failure when you give up and quit on your dream of achieving greatness. We all fall at times, it’s about getting right back up, growing from the experience and moving forward with added knowledge.
Change is a good thing, just think about the caterpillar that morphs into a beautiful butterfly. However, this transformation doesn’t happen by random chance just like personal transformation doesn’t simply occur randomly. And although the process of personal transformation can at times seem daunting or imagining becoming a person you’re currently not can seem impossible, keep in mind, transformation is the key for continuous growth and success.
CHANGE TODAY AND FOCUS ON YOURSELF FIRST
Joschi & Monika