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Change can be difficult, but it is necessary for growth and progress in our lives, especially if you’re looking to change a habit. Where shall you begin? What’s the first step?
The Power of D.E.C.I.D.E. is a process that can help you make positive and lasting changes in your life. This process is built on six critical elements that, when combined, create a powerful framework for change.
D – Desire to Change
The first element of the Power of D.E.C.I.D.E. is the desire to change. Without a strong desire to make a significant change, you will struggle to find the motivation to take the necessary steps towards achieving your goals. Your desire must be strong enough to overcome any obstacles that may come your way.
E – Exploring Your WHY
Once you have identified your desire to change, the next step is to explore your WHY. Your WHY is your guiding North, the anchor that keeps you on track. It is essential to identify a deep value such as health, family, relationships, or career that will keep you motivated and focused on your goals.
C – Commitment to Self
Commitment is the third element of the Power of D.E.C.I.D.E. You must be fully committed to the commitment. You cannot afford to be wishy-washy about your goals. You must make a solid commitment to yourself, with no back door open for excuses or ways out. This commitment requires a strong mindset and an unwavering determination to achieve your goals.
I – Invest in Self
Investing in yourself is the fourth element of the Power of D.E.C.I.D.E. You must be willing to invest time, resources, and money into achieving your goals. This investment can take many forms, such as hiring a coach, taking a course, or investing in tools that will help you achieve your goals. Whatever form your investment takes, it is essential to understand that investing in yourself is a critical component of achieving lasting change.
D – Daily Habits are Key
The fifth element of the Power of D.E.C.I.D.E. is daily habits. Habits are everything! It is important to establish good morning and nightly routines and eliminate self-sabotaging habits. Instead, replace them with good habits that strengthen you from the inside out. Your daily habits are what will keep you on track and provide the momentum you need to keep going and produce results, leading to an expanded version of yourself.
E – Everyday Effort Equals Expansion of Growth and Lasting Change
The sixth and final element of the Power of D.E.C.I.D.E. is an everyday effort. You don’t need to be perfect 100% of the time, but you do need to make a daily effort towards your goals. When you do this, you stay on track, which provides you with the momentum you need to keep going and produce results. This effort leads to an expanded version of yourself, where you are stronger, more confident, and better equipped to achieve your goals.
The Power of D.E.C.I.D.E. is a powerful framework that can help you achieve positive and lasting change in your life. By embracing desire, exploring your WHY, making a solid commitment to yourself, investing in yourself, establishing daily habits, and making an everyday effort, you can create a life that is happier, healthier, and more fulfilling. Remember, change is never easy, but it is worth the effort. With the Power of D.E.C.I.D.E., you can make the necessary adjustments to live a life you love, and one you’re proud of. You can do it. I believe in you!