When you want to change
If you are looking to change something in your life, here are two frameworks to help you.
The change pentagon
This is a series of five questions relating to your actions:
1: What will you do more of?
2: What will you do less of?
3: What will you stop doing?
4: What will you continue doing?
5: What will you start doing?
The 7 Rs of change
These are seven things that help change stick:
1: Reminders serve as prompts to make you do what you desire
2: Records motivate you to keep doing what you desire
3: Rewards motivate you
4: Routines set a behaviour patterns that ultimately sticks
5: Relationships support you through the change
6: Reflections on how you are doing, including any learning from lapses
7: Restructure the environment to make it easier to do the desired thing
In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.