Statistically, by now most people have bailed on their new year’s resolutions. Most of the time, the reason is they don’t have a plan for making lasting change. Here’s a formula that works every time for lasting change!
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. – Jim Rohn #quote
Why do people make changes in their lives?
For one of two reasons:
Pain or Pleasure
An Example of Pain: I was coaching someone who simply couldn’t take his job anymore. We made a plan and after a few months, he transitioned out and went to a different career.
An Example of Pleasure: I used to work Concordia University in St. Paul. I was offered a position at the church I’m at now.
So let’s say you want to make a change in your life. Not just a small change of painting a bedroom, but something more.
I’ve developed a formula that I’ve seen work in my own life and in the lives of others.
6 step formula with two preambles.
With God’s help
Trusted partnership [coaching]
- I make a choice
- The change I need to make is …
- I make a plan
- The plan I can make is …
- I make an effort
- The work I will do on this plan is …
- I make a party
- The way I can celebrate is …
- I make adjustments
- The adjustments I can make are …
- I make a habit
- The coaching I need is …