Before any true change can happen in your life, you need to really understand where you are at right now. You need to know what you are working with and that includes the results in your life right now that demonstrate your decisions from the past.
As a progressive and eternal being, you are where you are so that you may learn. You are shown the results of your thoughts, so that you may grow.
– James Allen
If you don’t like where you are living, what decisions did you make to get where you are? If you don’t like how much you weigh, what did you decide to eat that packed on the pounds? (that is unless you have a serious illness that caused inflammation). If you don’t like your friends, why did you decide to connect with them in the first place?
This sleuthing process requires time, honesty and deep self-examination. The detective-like process of becoming self aware and of examining your heart begins with questioning how you got to your position in life right now.
What were your thoughts, your fears and your doubts along with your hopes and aspirations that manifested what you have today. Pay attention to your life. Get curious about where you are and apply it to everything in your life, from your job to your partner to your friendships to your diet to your state-of-mind.
This examination includes asking yourself what you like and don’t like about your life right now. Once you have decided what you don’t like you must decide what you want to do about it.
What change would you like to see about your living conditions, your career, your relationships and your self-worth. Get familiar with what you would like to change.
Then, once you have uncovered the good and the not so good aspects of your current situation you might ask yourself what you need to think and do in order to manifest what you want. What new ways of thinking and doing must you put into place to make the changes come true.
Examining the good in your life is pretty easy to do. You know what you like about your friends, your partner and your work. It’s the looking at what could be improved that is more challenging because so often we want to blame others and circumstances for our current conditions.
In order to change for the good we must be extremely honest with ourselves and begin to take complete ownership of what has happened to us, including our thoughts and actions that led us here.
Change begins with changing our thoughts first. For what you think and do now, will inevitably create your tomorrow.
Some habits are really hard to change, even when we know they are not producing what we want.
Focusing on becoming extremely aware of your habits and behavior is critical to your transformational success but it doesn’t mean you have to be critical of yourself. You simply have to acknowledge the truth about your life first and then put into place new habits that will manifest better outcomes for you.
There are many ways to support the changes you want to make and that includes changing your perception and environment.
Read: As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
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