When people decide to create change in any area of their life they often start by asking themselves this question:
“What do I need to do?”
They then proceed to come up with a long lists of tasks to complete.
This seems like a good starting point. And certainly, it is part of the change process.
But that isn’t the most important question to ask yourself in the quest to create change successfully.
Creating change successfully is highly dependent on your personal traits, habits, behaviours and your personal effectiveness.
You can have the best task list and plan in the world but it is you that has to execute that.
If you don’t have the mindset, habits and behaviours that will support you in navigating that plan, then the game is over before it starts. Your chances of achieving the change your desire is significantly reduced.
Plus, creating change successfully is only half the story. The other half of the story is how to ensure that change lasts.
Creating change that lasts is driven by who you are being every day, week, month and year.
So, the most important question to ask yourself to create change successfully is this:
“Who do I need to be?”
Because who you are being as you go about creating the change your desire is going to dictate whether you achieve the results you most want or not.
Take a moment to think about a change you would like to create in your life, work or business.
Identify personal traits, habits and behaviours that you would need to foster to achieve that change successfully. Then work out how you can learn, foster and develop those things to set yourself up to succeed with creating change that will last.
In the quest to create change successfully “who do I need to be?” is an important question to ask yourself. Because who you are being could be the difference between success and failure in the quest to create change that lasts.