When is the right time to make a change in your life? Timing is an issue that comes up time and time again when we talk about transformation. Everyone wants to get started on changing their lives but the time just doesn’t seem right. Summer is full of vacations, then there’s the fall with back to school and routine, next come the holidays. Is there ever a right time to make a lasting change in your life? Learn what you can do to discover when is the right time to make a transformation in your life by listening to episode 41 of The Transformation Show.Learn what you can do about finding the right time to make a #transformation in your life by listening to episode 41 of #TheTransformationShow Click To Tweet
Outline of This Episode
- [1:22] Something always comes up
- [6:32] Perfectionism is a deep-rooted fear
- [8:00] It’s time for a mindset shift
- [13:20] A 4-step process to help you consider the timing
- [18:01] The timing will never be right
- [20:22] Get the momentum going
When is the right time?
We often say: I can’t start now, it’s is not a good time, maybe when things slow down, I’ll start after my vacation. But every time you plan to start your transformation journey something comes up. A new job, an ailing parent, an upcoming vacation, the kids’ activities. Or it may not seem like the best time of year to try something new, summer is always busy, fall means back to school and a new routine, then the holidays roll around and you know you don’t want to miss out on all that delicious food! We rely on these external factors as a means to not take action. They are really just excuses. Something will always come up and there is no perfect time to start anything. That’s just life. Life will always throw you curve balls it’s learning how to navigate those curve balls while moving you forward. When is the right time for you to make a change?Life will always throw you curveballs, it's about learning how to navigate those curveballs while moving you forward. Click To Tweet
Examine the situation
Is this something you really want to do? Using timing reasons for not starting to work toward your goals is wishy-washy. Try using this 4-step process to think about if you really want to work toward changing your life. This can work in the business or career realm as well as fitness.
- Are the objections you have real or just a smokescreen to hide your fear and insecurities?
- If it is a smokescreen then dig into why you are doubting yourself. Are your limiting beliefs creeping in?
- Once you have uncovered your doubts decide if you are magnifying them. Are you creating unnecessary anxiety? Anxiety triggers inaction.
- Look at your goals objectively. Does the potential gain outweigh the downside? If so, then get started. Remember the timing is never right if you don’t want it to be.
Are societal norms holding you back?
You can also ask yourself some questions. Are the beliefs you have around timing based on someone else’s opinion? We often have these deep-seated beliefs based on societal norms. They might be embedded in your subconscious. Think about what is best for you. Not about what society or the people around you. Take this transformation as an opportunity to shift your mindset. You’re not too old or too young. What is important is how you will benefit from changing your habits. If there is something to gain that you really want, then take action.Take this #transformation journey as an opportunity to shift your #mindset. Click To Tweet
Don’t let your perfectionism get in the way of progress
Perfectionism is a deep-rooted fear. It is a limiting belief that you will not be enough if you can’t attain the perfect result. So it ends up that you would rather than do nothing than do something imperfectly. So many people choose to not start something because they can’t go all-in at the time. You don’t have to go to the gym 5 times a week. If you can only go twice a week right now then that is so much better than never going at all. When you can get the momentum going and develop a consistent habit it will help you so much when life throws you those curveballs.