This new year, when you think of resolutions, think in terms of transformation, not in terms of change, because change is not a permanent concept, it is not a change in mindset, when you create change you are keeping open the possibility to revert to the old form, without you even knowing you are doing it, but when you transform, you create a mindset a system change that locks in the changes.
Take charge of what you want to achieve by taking the step towards transformation, you take charge of your mind, you acknowledge how you think and feel, you understand the process and why you do what you do and how you do it, you then create self-awareness and empower yourself to be in control. Your past experiences, thoughts, feelings, actions and habits are all influenced by each other, when you change one aspect, you create an environment that impacts on all the others and thus the decisions you make and the directions you take in your journey of life.
Deepak Chopra said that “When you make a choice, you change the future.”
So, what is transformation and how do we transform rather than change? In business transformation is a shift in the business culture of an organization resulting from a change in the underlying strategy and processes that the organization has used in the past. A transformational change is designed to be organization-wide and is enacted over a set time frame.
In one’s personal life transformation is a shift in our approach to our overall system by paying attention to our complete system, heart, mind, body, behaviours, the structures we create around us, the people we surround our lives with, the things and people we allow to influence our lives. When we take a transformational approach, we create shifts within us that improves our way of life, performance, capabilities, self-esteem, endurance and the ability to stay on the path we want. When a change is a transformational change it becomes, enduring and aims to follow a path moving forward always.
Albert Einstein said that “problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.”
Transformational approach changes the level and depth at which we look and think about a situation.
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Happy New Year to everyone and have a fantastic start to 2017 and may all that you want come your way to fill your lives with abundance.