“The word “Action” frees me – the transformation is something I cannot explain – too much analysis might destroy it.” ~Sophia Loren
The word transform is a verb. As with bread, pizza or apple pie, no matter how you slice it, transformation is about change in character or condition. You can liken it to metamorphosis or conversion, yet personal transformation has a lot to do with whose life do you want to be having – yours or someone else’s? The bottom line: it’s going to be one or the other.
The concept is fairly simple: We ought to be living life with a single-minded purpose with the intent of getting out (and putting into it) as much as we can manage. So how clear are you about what you’d like out of life? What’s hindering your ability to answer that question?
We’ve all read or heard: What would you actually do with a million dollars? If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you attempt in life? Or perhaps, what would you do if you knew you were going to be on earth for the next 150 years? Ask yourself, how much time have I dedicated to determining what it is that’s actually important to me? If you’re fortunate to have clear answers, how much time do you focus on the goals in support of what you want? Are the results materializing?
The process of transforming your life, so that you are more closely aligned with who you are and what you want – can be easily structured. Change can be as simple or methodical as you choose. But as Ms. Loren states above, it is important to take action not only now, but consistently over time so that you can see/touch/feel and savor the progress you’re making.
As you achieve goals in support of your dream(s), you’ll find you gain confidence. You’ll realize that the only thing holding you back from living “the dream” was your own limiting beliefs. You’ve undoubtedly heard this phrase countless times. Yet how many more times will you hear it again and defer becoming that amazing butterfly? Consider stepping out of your cocoon; you’re cozy comfort zone.
To earlier posts, “It’s About the Doing” and creating “Doable Change.” What are your answers to: Are you a thinker or a doer? And, what are you actively doing to personally transform yourself?