Changing Behaviors

4 Necessary Steps to Change Behaviors

There are many behaviors that we have that we might want to change. For example, biting nails, picking nose, drinking, swearing, etc… Whatever the behavior is there are some steps we must take to replace them.

Here are four steps you must take to change behaviors:

  1. Identify – You need to identify the behavior you want to change.
  2. Serving – The next step is to recognize how the behavior is helping, what is it doing for you? What need is it filling?
  3. Change – What’s going to happen if you change the behavior? There’s always a reaction to every action. If you change this behavior, what will happen?
  4. Create – After you have gone through these steps, you know what action items you need to do to change the behavior.

Sit w/ Uncomfortableness

Any time you are changing behaviors or anything that is instinctive, it will be uncomfortable. The response did not happen overnight, and it will not disappear overnight; however, be willing to sit with the uncomfortableness of change.

Imagine what it will feel like when you get rid of a negative behavior? Think about it and internalize how amazing it will be, accept this as part of the new you. As you turn the behavior, say to yourself,

“This is my new direction and I accept this new direction because it will be better for me.”

Your brain is going to need to be convinced that this new direction is okay, so rationally and smoothly guide it there. By saying this statement, you are reassuring the brain this new path is okay, even though it is different.

What behavior do you have right now that you want to change? Go through these four steps to change your behavior, starting today.

If you’re struggling with moving forward in life. Having a hard time accomplishing goals or feeling you have no worth or value, let me help you.

Tony Rhoton, Mentor, Coach, and Trainer

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