Have you ever heard these old sayings?
Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard them a hundred times before.Are you one of those people who always put things off till later? Have there been times when you felt you lacked the confidence and skills to do a certain task? Well, you’re not alone! This is a problem that almost everyone goes through at least sometime in their life.Here is a simple equation that you can apply whenever you are faced with the responsibility of taking a decision as to whether something should be done or not.
This is how it goes…
D x V x P > C
DISSATISFACTION WITH STATUS QUO
First of all, you must be really discontent with the way things are at present.
You should have a clear vision of the situation that you look forward to attaining through the change. You should also be clear as to why you want it.
You should be aware of the steps involved to implement the change. An action plan detailing the things you need to do has to be drawn up.
D x V x P is the formula of your desire for change.
COST OF CHANGING
What will you have to let go in order to make way for the change? How much will the change cost you? Will it affect your beliefs and ideologies?
The underlying rule is this: you will proceed with the change only if your desire to change is greater than the costs of the change.
Once you’ve decided the cost is worth it, take action. Motivation will provide that inner drive you need to achieve your goals.