One of the amazing things about us humans is our incredible inner power to create change. Change can come in many variations and at a variety of levels. This could be personal or even at a global level.
Yes, we don’t always create change easily. As we are basically creatures of habit, for most people it can require some form of (intense) motivation. In many instances, people finally open themselves to change as the result of increasing levels of outside pressure. This in turn can create growing levels of awareness. These 2 factors come together to awaken our inner power needed to create change.
Yet, know that if you have these two 2 factors in hand (motivation and awareness), that you can virtually facilitate any needed changes in your life (or even in the world.) As you make lasting changes you will realize that you are a lot stronger than you ever envisioned.
Sometimes the needed changes are small. This might be something as simple as a new wardrobe. Sometimes the changes are huge!. This could be motivated by events such as overcoming a life-threatening disease or even the results or aftereffects of war.
Understanding Underlying Issues Regarding Creating Change
In a couple of recent blogs on AttainMindset.com (See Here), we discuss the concept of “beliefs. We share information on what they are, how we all take them on and why many times they simply don’t serve us.
In simple terms, your beliefs run you in a similar way that software runs on a computer. Your beliefs control what you do and can also limit what you do, Sometimes making real change requires challenging and even replacing old beliefs.
Something I find ironic is that while we humans are careful about the software we install on a $300 computer, yet most of the beliefs you have, or that we instill in children are beliefs that are really installed in a virtually semi-random process. A lot of the fundamental beliefs you got came from your family members. They in essence installed their likely generational beliefs into you. The rest came from your surroundings, such as school friends, country values, etc.
As a side thought, have you ever questioned where all these people in your life got their beliefs? Do those beliefs even work for the people to give them to you?
A good book on Beliefs is Bruce Lipton’s Biology of Beliefs found here
Our Lives on Autopilot
In general, like most people, it is likely you’ve spent most of your life in some form of autopilot. In general, we stay there until something happens and awakens us. This is when we begin to challenge our beliefs. Or even becoming aware of the beliefs we have.
For the most part, our beliefs reside in the background, below conscious thought. So here’s a question: – do you believe your beliefs are accurate and should be followed? If you like most people, unconsciously think these beliefs are the “TRUTH” and as such, they are written in stone.
Unfortunately, in most cases, our beliefs can stop us from making meaningful changes. Most people don’t start challenging their beliefs until they reach some threshold usually of discomfort. Mostly it is associated with some growing level of pain.
Unfortunately, in the current state of the world’s level of “consciousness,” the only time most people learn about the real power of our minds, especially our ever-important “subconscious” mind, is when a person’s whole world is crashing and falling apart around us.
Most people don’t even consider change because most people think that their lives are okay – if something isn’t working it means somebody else needs to change. Until the universe slaps us hard enough to wake us up we can hide in this illusion. But when you start to facilitate change for whatever reason it is when you realize just how powerful you are and how much strength you really have facilitated change can create the life you want.
So my friend, where are you with this process? Do you ever wonder about the beliefs that run you and where you got them? If you don’t have the results you want, it’s generally because there is some belief running in the background that is stopping you!
Pain/Poor Results Can Be Our Biggest Drivers Facilitating / Driving us to Change
In some ways, pain and hardship can be a gift. Sometimes our struggles can bring out a powerful ability to create change. For many people, this is the first time that they start to challenge how they live their life and start asking the great question of why: Why am I doing this? Am I capable of a lot more? What’s really holding me back?
Again the pain can be the facilitator of amazing changes, and bring the best out of you! Don’t you find sometimes it’s the discomfort you go through that really wakes you up as you try something different? Many people need some level of discomfort to wake up to the fact that their life is not working the way that is and to take the change process seriously.
For example, When do most people look at the change in their diet-usually when the clothes don’t fit order on the receiving end of less than flattering comments. When do we stop eating candies and chocolates? Again when there’s enough pain, in this case when our dental bills start to skyrocket. When do many people face her addictions to say cigarettes/alcohol- When our lungs have gone bad, diagnosis of cancer, piling the car into a telephone pole etc. when do we pray and ask for help? When they realize that there going to die sooner than we expected and we don’t want to!.
Change Needs to Happen IF You Want A Better Quality of Life!
My friend, change is going to and will happen, like it or not. Again, just look at all the changes that happened over the last year or so in response to the recent pandemic. Our way of living was upturned overnight.
Many times our stress levels continue to build, as they try to tell us that we need to make some changes in our lives. It is like some higher intelligence is trying to get our attention, that we need to challenge long-standing beliefs and make some changes.
At one point or another, we are all going to experience different turning points in our life – and we are all going to eventually unlock our self-improvement power, not because the world says so, not because our friends are nagging us, or more importantly, deep inside ourselves, we realize that we need to make some changes, that it’s for our own good.
The good news is that if you are reading this post, it is likely that you have reached a state of awareness where you want to understand more. It is also likely that you want to give your life an upgrade so that you can fully create the life you want in this lifetime.
The real key is to start with clear goals pertaining to what you want. Then work to achieve those goals. In the process look for beliefs that are working against you getting what you want. For example, let’s say that one of your goals is: “I want to be a millionaire.” While working to achieve this goal, you discover that you have an underlying belief that “money is evil.” Well, this could be a problem. You have to change the underlying belief.
The World Has To Change OR Do You? Or do you Hang Onto Old Beliefs / Behaviours!
As the world is changed and is given us more time than we can avail ourselves of self-reflection. For most people, at some point, if we are at least somewhat self-aware, we reach a point in our life when where, for whatever reason, we are ready for change and in many cases, it is driven by a realization that we need to do something different if we want a different result.
And a whole bunch of information that will help us unlock our self-improvement power. Until then, something can be staring us right under our nose but we don’t see it. The only time we think of unlocking our self-improvement power is when everything got worst.
If you want to change a belief, a good place to start is that change can be incredibly empowering. Successful people don’t just accept change, they embrace it. As you increase your awareness you don’t have to feel increasing levels of pain before realizing the need to kick in your power of self-improvement.
Unlocking your self-improvement power means unlocking yourself from the cage/prison of thought that you have long been making excuses for. WHAT some level you have known something was missing or you needed to do something differently!
When you are ready for change you know that you need to do something in lines of thinking, such as: “it’s just the way I am”. It is such a poor excuse for people who fear and resist change. Most of us program our minds like computers.
Three sessions in a week at the gym would result in a healthier life, reading books instead of looking at porn will shape up a more profound knowledge, going out with friends and peers will help you take a step back from work and unwind.
Self-improvement may not be everybody’s favourite word, at least initially. For most people, there is comfort in the “known” way of being. But if you look at things from a different point of view, you might have greater chances of enjoying the whole process instead of counting the days until you are fully “improved.” Ha, ha, by the way, there is no such thing, change is forever ongoing.
Your Brave New World
And just when you are enjoying the whole process of unlocking your self-improvement power, you’ll realize that you’re beginning to take things much easier and lighter and become a lot happier.
You also realize that there is a whole new world out there something that you have been totally unaware of. This can be incredibly exciting and empowering!
It just requires taking the first step.
Set some goals as to what you want!!
AND THEN GO FOR IT!