It will help you to be proactive with putting things in place that will set you up to succeed with the change that you wish to create.
To help you with that, here are:
9 Mistakes People Make When Creating Change
1. Trying to change too much at once
This is a recipe of disaster! Plus it increases stress and overwhelm. You are more likely to succeed with the changes you want to create if you phase them. Create a strong action plan broken down into small, manageable chunks. Step by step is the way to go!
2. Not simplifying their commitments and schedule
If your schedule is already packed with commitments and you are constantly busy, then it is going to be very hard for you to commit the necessary, time, attention, energy and effort to create change successfully. Simplify your commitments and schedule like crazy.
3. Not working on personal development and personal effectiveness.
In order to achieve desired changes you often need to upgrade your mindset, thought patterns, habits and aspects of your personal effectiveness. So working on your own personal development is an important part of creating change that lasts.
4. Not creating enough reserves
Creating change often requires more reserves than you think. What I mean by reserves are things like reserves of money, support, energy, time, planning, contingencies etc. Having sufficient reserves will help you navigate the change process much more smoothly. Make identifying and building reserves a part of your planning.
5. Asking the wrong people for advice
Whilst it might be useful to hear the opinions and ideas of family, friends and colleagues, you need to think about if they are the right person to advise you on that subject. For example, do they have experience of the change you want to create or are an expert in that field? Always ask yourself if the person you are listening to is qualified to advise you on the change you are making. Choose wisely who you listen to. Read this for more on this subject -> Be Careful Who You Listen To.
6. Don’t factor in learning and education
People often launch into creating change without working out what they need to learn or what new skills would help set them up to succeed. Big mistake! This one thing could be the difference between achieving your desired outcomes or not.
7. Not creating a support network
As you navigate the path of change having the right support around you is invaluable. Folks who can be a sounding board, an accountability partner, or even motivation and morale if the going gets tough.
8. Not seeking expert help
It can take you weeks, months and even years to struggle through creating change if it is something you have never done before or not in your skill set. Seeking out expert help can really speed up the process of change and avoid wasting time and effort figuring it all out on your own.
9. Don’t take care of themselves
Research shows that people who prioritise their health and wellbeing are more effective. As creating change depends on your personal effectiveness, neglecting this area is a big mistake. Get this to the top of the priority list. It makes a big difference in many ways and on many different levels.
Use this list as a checklist to put things in place to set yourself up to succeed with the change you wish to create and to avoid making these common mistakes.
What other mistakes would you add to this list?