7 Steps to Creating Positive Change for the New Year

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7 Steps to Creating Positive Change for the New Year


Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. - Jamie Paolinetti

The New Year is right around the corner and with that comes New Possibilities. Limitless possibilities filled with the hope of a better tomorrow and change that will magnificently impact who we are, what we are and why we are if we choose to embrace it.

Maybe you feel burnt out or stuck in a rut. Maybe you’re frustrated with the way this last year turned out. Maybe you need change and not just for the sake of change. Maybe your mind, body and soul are crying out for ‘dramatic, electrifying, curl your toes, warm your heart, butterflies in your tummy’ kind of change.

So why not make a conscious decision to create change within your life rather than committing to yet another empty resolution? Most resolutions are, after all, merely wishes made with little desire to follow through. Change on the other hand will come in all shapes and sizes. It can be made in the smallest of gestures and felt in the tiniest of ways. It can also take shape on a daily basis if we believe that what we do, say and fill our minds with has the ability to mold that change.

7 Steps to Creating Positive Change for the New Year

  1. See it, feel it, believe in it -

Until you are ready and willing to make a change in your life, the possibility of change will continue to elude you. As the saying goes..”when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” The same is true for change in all of our lives. Subconsciously we hang onto all of our past mistakes, bad habits and self-defeating beliefs. Letting go of those and embracing change is not easy and in fact, can be quite painful. But the end result and the feeling of freedom that follows is more then worth the journey.

  2. Embrace it -

Simply being aware of change is not enough. You must embrace the opportunity and encourage the possibility within your own life. Have you ever felt like you were standing on the edge of a cliff, ready to make a leap but something was holding you back? That something is fear of the unknown. Fear of change. What possibility is passing you by right this moment because you are afraid to make that leap?

  3. Romance it -

Take that change out on a date and live with it for a bit. Is it the change you were seeking or maybe just a pit stop on your way to the ultimate opportunity? Whether it is your final destination or just a much needed night out on the town; your change will happen when and if you are ready to accept it.

Ask yourself this question: What are you risking by not stepping outside of the invisible bubble you’ve surrounded yourself with and leaping into the light of possibility?

  4. Understand it -

Understanding how change affects you and how you in turn respond is important insight. Look back on previous change within your life; how did you react? Did you seize the opportunity and embrace it with open arms or did you fight it and push back with all of your might? Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” What change can you embark upon that will breathe life into your new ending?

  5. Accept it -

Once you understand, embrace and believe in your change, the next step is acceptance. Acceptance is the moment you realize that change is an inevitable part of our lives and allows us to grow beyond our own preconceived limitations. While the last several years have brought unwanted change within our industry, now is the time to create your own destiny and map that change without the tug of woulda, coulda or shoulda’s.

  6. Don’t Get Derailed -

The hardest part to any new endeavor is the anxiety felt when you believe you aren’t making progress fast enough. Stay focused on what is most important to you about this change. What end result do you desire and how will you feel when you get there?

Change is never easy and you will find yourself feeling frustrated and defeated along the way. Don’t give up! Track your progress through a journal, calendar or even a girlfriend. However you prefer to keep track of all that’s transpiring in your life, make sure you reflect on your accomplishments. It can make a world of difference on those days you want to throw in the towel.

  7. Celebrate Your Success! 

The road to change is littered with broken promises, unfulfilled goals and feelings of doubt and self-worth. Don’t become a tragedy along that path. Strive to make your change one that sticks by celebrating your success along the way. A celebration can be a scoop of your favorite ice cream or the new pair of shoes you have been dying to buy. The most important part of this is that you don’t deny yourself the simple pleasure of patting yourself on the back and saying “job well done!”


7 Steps to Creating Positive Change for the New Year was written by Rebekah Radice.

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Rainmaker
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David Popoff
Realtor & Property Manager, Fairfield County, Ct.
DMK Real Estate & Property Mgmt

 

Those are great tips, wishing you prosperity and health for the 2012 New Year to you and your family.

December 27, 2011 02:43 PM
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Jay Schmitt
Gettysburg Real Estate Agent
Coldwell Banker Select Professionals

Sounds like a some great ideas. I will need to work on number six.

December 27, 2011 02:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Lewis
REALTOR, e-Pro,CIA,IMSD,GRI & CNE
The Bald Man Group

Rebekah,

I appreciate the sound wisdom. Made me think about when I got marries 25 years ago. Life was differnt the next day when I woke up never to be the same. Great mindset challenge!

December 27, 2011 02:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Carol Zingone
Global Realtor Based in Jax Beach, FL
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty

Rebekah - great post, fabulous timing. I know I have some things to work on in 2012!

 

December 27, 2011 02:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN

Great steps to a positive and prosperous New Year. The possibilities are what is so exciting about starting a new year and we're really looking forward to 2012!

December 27, 2011 04:05 PM
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Bryan Robertson
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Catarra Real Estate, Inc

I suggested this because I think overcoming past limitations is one of the keys to being successful in the future.  While real estate may be a contact sport, life is a mind game. 

December 27, 2011 04:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Rebekah Radice
Social Media Marketing, Coaching & Training
Imagine WOW! Digital Marketing Agency

Thank you David and Happy New Year to you too!

#6 is always my biggest challenge Jay.  It's easy to get derailed by frustration especially when your're a Type A personality and want everything NOW! ;)

That's a great analogy Scott.  Life does and can change for the better if we allow it to.  Sometimes though we're just happy to sit in our much and feel sorry for ourselves.  That's human nature.  This time of year is always a great time to reassess and re-evaluate.  Happy New Year!

December 27, 2011 04:45 PM
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Belinda Spillman
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Aspen Lane Real Estate LLC

Rebekah.  I agree 100%.  It is time to clear the cobwebs from our minds and embrace new and exciting challenges in the year ahead. 

December 27, 2011 05:34 PM
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Mike Cooper
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc

Excellent, Rebekah.  As it has been said over and over, "Change is the only constant in life" you've got to embrace it, and your list will help make that a whole lot smoother.  Have a great week!

December 27, 2011 05:36 PM
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Paula McDonald
CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
Chevaux Group, PLLC

I am suggesting this as well.  Excellent advice for all!  Thank you for this.

December 27, 2011 07:02 PM
Rainmaker
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Francine Viola
Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty

I love the new year because you can reset and restart, and the outcome is usually for the better! 

December 27, 2011 07:22 PM
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Louise Thaxton
Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA NMLS 69996
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289

Love it, Rebekah - what we all need - POSITIVE change!

December 27, 2011 11:24 PM
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Janet Jones
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC

Hi Rebekah--another great post.  I suggested as well.  You certainly have lived these in the past few months as a great example to others. 

December 28, 2011 01:11 AM
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Kathy Dowd
Realtor Search Cape Coral & Ft Myers FL Homes for
World Realty, 239 220 4133

Thanks for posting the tips...I'm ready for a new year with a new approach! I said I was going to make change last week...well come Monday morning I had 3 buyers wanting to see homes.... I wrote 2 contract yesterday and going to write another offer this morning for the 3rd buyer!

December 28, 2011 06:30 AM
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Ritu Desai
Northern Virginia Realtor - Fairfax/Loudoun/PW - 7
Samson Properties

Rebekah so true. With new year I have agreed to embrace new changes and moved on with some decisions I was holding on for years.

December 28, 2011 08:42 AM
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Kristine Ginsberg
Morris County, NJ Stager
Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC

Rebekah - every year I set new goals - physical, spiritual and business. The first thing I do is write it down, fold it up and put it in my God-box. Then I write a plan with steps of how I'm going to get to my goals and the actions I need to take. Then I get busy. At the end of every year I go into my box and 99% of the time, I've reached my goals.I've done this for the last 13 years and it works, but only because I let nothing get in my way. Great post and very motivational!

December 28, 2011 04:03 PM
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I posted your two most recent blogs on my Facebook page.

 

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