We have come to the last of the eight things we believe need to be in place in order for real, sustainable change to happen. In this episode, we are tackling the idea that there is no “finish line” to cross. Change is forever.
- We aren’t simply reaching a finish line, we are changing ourselves. Fundamentally but also dynamically.
- The great thing about that is you don’t have to abandon one to start another.
- This is a great framework to evaluate what you are going to spend your time focussing on – am I willing to do this forever? And if I don’t, what will happen if I quit.
Take a look at your biggest focus right now, whether that is contributing to retirement savings, keeping a relationship afloat, losing weight, getting fit, anything and ask yourself – “is this how I want to live my life – forever?” If the answer is no, you have your answer.
But if the answer is yes, then you can ask yourself – “what will happen if I decide to stop this behaviour?” If the answer is that you will lose all your progress and eventually have to start at square one, then you know this isn’t a forever behaviour.