How To Transform Any Area of Your Life
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to wake up each morning, living a fulfilled life, full of passion and purpose?
Imagination is Key
I used to imagine what it would be like to break free from the local trailer park and not have to worry about how I would eat or if my lights or phone would be shut off. I always knew that I wanted more from my life. Most importantly, I wanted a life that mattered.
It’s taken many life lessons and seasons of testing to get very clear on who I am, what I’m supposed to do, and how I’ll get there. After three decades of trying numerous things that never worked, I was left feeling frustrated and skeptical. During this process, I learned a divine truth, and that is: we develop and shape our purpose over time.
Discovery Can Be The Ansewer
I discovered not long ago that “true purpose is found in serving the person you once were.” You must decide to become more than you are today if you want to make a positive impact in the world around you. If you’re not moving forward in becoming a better version of yourself each day, then you are by definition: stuck. Unfortunately, life tends to be more like quicksand than mud; the longer you stay stuck, the more you sink in place. In other words, the longer you wait to start, the more difficult it is to finish.
No matter where you are in your life, as long as you are taking daily positive actions, you will make forward progress.
Breakthrough in life is NOT for a select few only. It’s for anyone who is genuinely searching and willing to put in the time and effort to achieve breakthrough and transformation.
To get a lasting breakthrough, there are three very important questions you must get complete clarity on, just as I did before I started living the life I now enjoy so much.
These questions are:
- Who Am I?
- Why Am I Here?
- What Do I Do About It?
What Does it Take to Truly Transform Your Life?
Lasting transformation comes down to understanding the questions we’re asking. Many of us spend far more time asking questions that begin with “Why?” rather than questions that begin with “How?”. “Why” questions begin with, “Why can’t I?”, “Why can’t they?”, “Why am I always?”, etc.
“How” questions always lead us toward actions and choices, and “why” questions focus on problems rather than solutions.” – Stephen Scoggins
To see the transformation in your life, it must first happen in your thoughts. For an action to take place, an idea has to occur. So, what is the secret sauce to transforming your thoughts? The first step is realizing that there are no secrets to mastering every area of your life.
That’s right… no secrets. It takes only three things to develop Life-Mastery:
- Deciding That You Need a Breakthrough
- Choosing To Live By Better Principles
- Consistently Taking Care of “The Fundamentals”
If you’re reading this blog post, you’ve probably already recognized and decided that you’d like to make a breakthrough in your life. This is perfect! You’ve already taken the first step towards Life-Mastery: “Deciding That You Need a Breakthrough.” You’ve decided you’d like to make a change… now what?
The next step is to take control of the Principles you live your life by.
I challenge you to look at any person you admire for their leadership or success and consider their life choices. They live their lives by a committed set of Principles, and their Principles guide their behavior. For example, if you currently live a life of poverty or brokenness, then your current set of beliefs are keeping you there.
Higher-developed principles produce higher-developed thoughts, and these thoughts lead to better actions. If you’re repeatedly judging the life you have now as being your future, then you’ll always have that life. The reality is, your mind can learn any information. If you need to handle your income more efficiently or make more income, then you need to learn the Principles that the wealthy use to manage and shape their income. It’s that simple.
Imagine you’re a locomotive train. How’s your train going to get from A to B? Your train can’t go anywhere without train tracks, right? These train tracks are like your Principles. One of the reasons a principle-based life is so productive and fulfilling is because it already makes decisions before you do. For example, I know adultery kills a marriage, so I protect myself by not putting myself in times and places where temptations could be. My principle is, “A marriage that’s protected blossoms.” If I want to have a great marriage, then all my actions should be guided by that principle.
Next, principles put into action are called ”Fundamentals”. Fundamentals are simple actions that are repeatedly taken to produce your desired results. You can have guiding principles but never use actionable fundamentals and you will stay stuck. In other words, you MUST take action.
Changes begin when you decide to change the principles you live by and take actions based on predictable Fundamentals that always produce your desired results. In short, to have lasting transformation and experience real breakthrough, we need to break down the principles and fundamentals necessary to succeed in each of the major areas of life. In my post, “The 8 Pillars of Life-Mastery”, I cover every major area of life from finances to relationships, and I share how you can start getting some quick wins, starting today.
Over the next several weeks on this blog, I am going to help you take your beliefs to another level – at no cost to you! If you do the things I mention in this series, you’ll be well on your way to success. I’d highly recommend that you sign up for our email updates so you’ll be notified when we put out a new post.
If you are ready for the next step it’s time to discover “The 8 Pillars of Life Mastery” (just click the link)