People who create positive & healthy CHANGE in their lives tend to be “action” people! Are You a person of ACTION??
There are far too many people who talk about Change & the personal development required but are not successful because it is just “lip service” NOT ACTION. They talk about it ad nauseum & even put it on the calendar, in their planner, etc. , & they may even start, but they never finish. They are NOT successful!
To be SUCCESSFUL in this Change, you must do all the prep work we discussed in my last 3 blogs:
The “WHAT” of Are You Prepared for the Inevitable….CHANGE??http://jaebn.com/the-what-of-are-you-prepared-for-the-inevitable-change/
The WHO of “Are You Prepared for the Inevitable….CHANGE???”http://jaebn.com/the-who-of-are-you-prepared-for-the-inevitable-change/
Are You Prepared for the Inevitable….CHANGE??http://jaebn.com/are-you-prepared-for-the-inevitable-change/
NOW YOU MUST PICK A DATE TO BEGIN!!
On the date you pick, you will begin ACTIVELY initiating the Change!! (If you don’t do the work, this will all be just more lip service!!)
Take out your planner, & write the start date in your planner in RED ink!! Non-eraseable ink!! Now, as to scheduling all the focus points & action steps, that comes a little later!! I did tell you this takes a little time, right??
Okay, time to pull out those Journal sheets again & gain some more clarity!! If you missed them or need more, here are the links….
Here are the Journal Prompts for the WHEN:
- When is your target start date??
- When is your target completion date??
- What does your timeline look like?? Is there a rigid deadline??
- Are you giving yourself enough time for completion of the Change??
- Are you scheduling in some buffer time??
- Are you ready to determine & schedule your action steps??
- Who are you making this Change for & how will it benefit YOU??
- Are you ready to get serious & get to WORK??
- Is this a PRIORITY for you??
Setting intentions, determining Focus Points & Action Steps, making a Plan, Scheduling everything, assessing, making adjustments, reassessing,& reaching SUCCESS is a JOURNEY!! This does NOT happen overnight!! This takes TIME!! How long depends on how big the Change is & how committed you are, as well as the factors we don’t control!!
In my Signature Program, “From Chaos to Sanity & Success”, which I am currently revising, we delve deep into your Change & apply what I call the IPFAA Principle:
- I = Intentions
- P = Plans
- F = Focus Points
- A = Action Steps
- A = Accountability
I have struggled at times in my life because I did not face Change with clarity, focus, & a plan!! It took me a while to understand that I could not go whilly-nilly around without those 3 components!!
You can’t just jump into a Change & expect to succeed!! That is a bit like jumping into the deep end of the pool when you don’t know how to swim!! Oh, after struggling, you MAY keep yourself from drowning & learn to swim, but chances are good that you will drown!! You will be overwhelmed, have difficulty focusing, experience “brain fog”, become easily distracted, & get lost down the Pinterest or FaceBook “rabbithole” on a daily basis.
I CAN help you to stay afloat & learn to swim (progress through the Change)….successfully!!
I hope this info & this exercise are helpful for you. I am so glad we are on this Journey together. I don’t want to go through MY “change” alone….DO YOU??
I REALLY want to hear if this is helpful & how you are doing!! PLEASE ask any questions you have, because you never know who you could be helping with your questions!!
I have a HUGE favor to ask…….since I am currently developing a new program, I NEED your help!! PLEASE post just one or 2 words, or more, of the biggest issue you are facing right now. You can comment below or just shoot me an email at Jaebyrd@jaebn.com with “Issue” in the subject line.
I promise I will get back to you as quickly as I can!!