Updated: Mar 6
WRITER: HARSH JAIN
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent. We've all experienced change for a moment, only to feel let down and disappointed in the end. In fact, many people attempt changes with a sense of fear because unconsciously they believe the changes will only be temporary.
I'd like to share with you three elementary principles of change that you and I can use immediately to change our lives. In fact, as a world community, these are the changes that we all must make to preserve the quality of life around the globe.
1. RAISE YOUR STANDARDS
Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards. The most important thing is changing what we demanded ourselves. Wrote down all the things you would no longer accept in your life, all the things you would no longer tolerate and all the things that you aspired to become.
Think of the far-reaching consequences set in motion by men and women like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, Mother Teresa, Albert Einstein, Ratan Tata, Sonu Sood, and many others who raised their standards and accepted in accordance with them, deciding they would tolerate no less. The same power that is available to them is available to you if you have the courage to claim it.
2. CHANGE YOUR LIMITING BELIEFS.
If you raise your standards but Don't really believe you can meet them, you've already disappointed yourself. You won't even try you'll be lacking that sense of certainty that allows you to tap the deepest capacity that's within you. Our beliefs are like unquestioned commands, telling us how things are, what's possible, and what's impossible. We must develop a sense of certainty that we CAN and we WILL.
Without taking control of your belief system, you can raise your standards as much as you like, but you'll never have the conviction to back them up. How much do you think Gandhi would have accomplished had he not believed with every fiber of his being in the power of the nonviolent opposition? It was the confidence of him in his beliefs which gave him access to his inner resource and enabled him to meet challenges.
3. CHANGE YOUR STRATEGY
In order to keep your commitment, you need the best strategies for achieving results. One of my core beliefs is that if you set a higher standard, and you can get yourself to believe then you certainly can figure out the strategies. You simply will find a way.
I'll tell you now that the best strategy in almost any case is to find a role model, someone who's already getting the results you want, and then tap into their knowledge. Learn what they're doing what their core beliefs are and how can they think. Not only will this make you more effective but also save a huge amount of time because you don't have to make a new road. You can reconstruct it fill the potholes and even make it better.
These three master principles of quality change will help you change the core beliefs that are keeping you from where you want to go and enhance those already serve you.
Thank you so much for patiently reading.