If it were only as simple asking the universe for help or paying a fee to the local “change store”, making changes in our lives and in our businesses would be easy. We often wait around for the people and things around us to change so that our personal circumstances will improve. The most significant changes start with the person in the mirror.
Here’s is a simple formula for impacting personal change in your life and your business…
D X V + F > R
Dissatisfaction x Vision + First Steps > Resistance to Change
Just like in math class, everything on the left side of greater than sign (>) has to be greater than everything on the right side of the greater than sing (>).
Dissatisfaction: Your have to be truly dissatisfied with your current circumstances in order to make a change. You may pay lip service to how dissatisfied you are, but if you’re are immune to the pain that your circumstances are bringing you, or, you are just plain comfortable, the chances of your making the change are not good.
Vision: Your have to a clear vision as to how your circumstances will be better if you make the change. Everyone around you may be pleading with you to make a change, but if you cannot see the benefits of making the change, change is not likely.
First Steps: Do you know how and have the tools or resources to start making the changes. Even with dissatisfaction and a vision, if you don’t know how to start making the change, it will most likely not happen.
Resistance: All of the resistance to making the change because of the lack of D, V, and F.
Dissatisfaction and Vision are multiplied together to create a powerful force against the resistance. The First Steps added to the Dissatisfaction and Vision will make the equation so heavy on the left that it will overcome the Resistance on the right.
Identify your true dissatisfaction, create a vision for how life will be better if you make the change, and then take the first small steps. You will be on your way to conquering the resistance and making the change.