Do You Want To Change Your Life?
So, do you? Do you want to change your life?
If I’m a betting man, everyone who reads this blog, and one who writes it, wants to change something about their life. And if you can change something in your life, then you can change your life. Want proof?
I changed one thing. I increased my activity level. One simple change. The results? Weight loss. Higher energy. Better stress management. Blood pressure down. Heart rate slower. Better disposition. Increased efficiency at work. And those are the things that I can think of.
So, how do you go about changing your life? What does it take to make it happen?
First, you have to acknowledge the need for change. Has your weight crept up? Does your marriage need work? Do your work skills need improving? Admit to yourself that something in your life needs to give. This is your first step.
What do you do once you admit that change is needed? Focus on one thing to change. You want to get your weight under control? Get moving. That’s it. Don’t worry about your diet yet. Do one thing and make it a habit. You want to gain ground with your spouse? Get up and make their coffee, even when you can’t stand the stuff. That’s it. Do that every day for three weeks. Pretty soon the spouse will realize that it’s not just a flash in the pan.
What do you do once you establish a habit that benefits you? Add something else. Tweak your diet. Quit drinking soft drinks. Lower your calorie totals. Do a job that you hate for your spouse. Take something off their shoulders. They’ll love your for it.
Guess what happens if you do these three things? Your life will change.
Let’s look at another example.
Let’s say that you’re a follower of Christ, but you struggle with regular reading of the Bible. What do you do?
Admit that you struggle with it. Be truthful to yourself and everyone else that you haven’t ever read the entire Bible from “kiver to kiver.”
Focus on reading one chapter a day. Don’t worry about those fancy reading plans that pop up but leave you feeling inadequate. Just one lonely chapter.
Finally, after you’ve established the habit, add something to it. Begin reading a chapter from the Old and New Testament.
It’s that simple. Is it easy? Hardly.
Establishing new habits in the place of old ones is a tough job. The payoff, though, is incredibly huge,
Do you want to change your life?