From The Yellow Sofa

By: Carl Nickles

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All of us at one time or another have wanted to change something about ourselves or set and reach a new goal.  Most of us have many things we would like to accomplish or change.  One of the quickest ways to failure and frustration is to attempt too many changes simultaneously, especially with no plan in place, little belief that you can change and no discipline and consistency.

Is focusing on one small change or maybe a couple of changes that are tied together give you a better chance at succeeding?  Or can you be successful at a complete makeover - tackling all of your changes at once?  How do we get there?  Why do some people fail and others succeed?  In the coming weeks, I’ll take a look at what it takes to change and the roadblocks along the way using some of my own personal goals as an example.  Writing will be the topic of most of my examples, but here is the short list of what I’d like to accomplish:

  • Building my business

  • Writing and completing my novels/books/blogs

  • Learning how to design websites

  • Learning how to play guitar

  • Exercise consistently

  • Practice meditation consistently

All of this while continuing to perform at my day job and nurturing my relationship with my amazing partner, Tracie.  So, what changes have you made in your life recently?  How did you get there?  What were some of the roadblocks you encountered and overcame? Let me know in the comments.