Jun 7 2018

7 Steps to Transforming Your Entire Life

We all know how easy it can be to sweep change under the rug and decide, “It’s too late to make positive changes in my life.” But at Dogma Athletica, we believe that it is never too late to create a brand new chapter in your life story at any moment.

Remember, transformation does not happen by accident. This rewarding process requires that you do the work. You are the only one responsible for the changes that you make in your life. The journey starts and ends with you. Are you ready to learn how to transform your entire life? Why wait, get started with these 7 steps to reconstruct your routines.

Step 1 – Change Your Mindset

Our beliefs dictate how we operate in this world. By changing your mindset, you can change your whole life. Sometimes we get stuck in a fixed mindset; we believe that we are born a certain way with no room for change. The first step to believing you can improve yourself is adopting healthy habits that condition your mind for success. This is supported by research that shows the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.

Step 2 – Make a Decision and Commit

Once you’ve adjusted your mindset, now you need to make a firm decision to transform your life. When making commitments, there are two kinds of people: dabblers who love the initial excitement that comes with starting something new but bail once things get difficult and masters who do whatever it takes to transform their lives. Are you a master or a dabbler? Choose wisely and commit to taking your life to the next level. Life is too short not to.

Step 3 – Take Action

You can change your beliefs, but it won’t mean anything unless you back it up with action. For example, you could decide that you are going to change your life but then never act on it. Sometimes we get overwhelmed with so much information that we never end up taking action. If you want to make progress in your life, start implementing what you’ve already learned instead of bombarding yourself with more knowledge and information.

Step 4 – Achieve Results

Every action leads to a result. Achieving results allows your life to transform. Results are proof that your hard work is paying off. Even results that may seem small or insignificant can validate that the process is working. Using results as inspiration to become more and encourage growth will leave you feeling exhilarated and unstoppable. 

Step 5 – Be Consistent

This step is important, as the only guaranteed way to transform your life is to be consistent. You could have the best tools in the world for changing your life; but if you don’t stick with the process, the change won’t last. Consistency is the difference between failure and success. Whatever you are striving towards, a lack of consistency will stop your progress all together. So how does one maintain consistency? The main reason why people struggle to be consistent is that they become overly obsessed with the outcome and forget about the process. Don’t get us wrong, the outcome is indeed important; but transformation requires you to have concrete processes in place in order to guide you. Remember that the journey to transformation has highs and lows. Prepare yourself for setbacks because they’re all part of the process of growth.  Have a plan for what you are going to do when adversity strikes. Doing so will help you stay consistent and navigate your way through difficult times.

Step 6 – Change Your Identity

Your life is defined by your beliefs about who you are. If you want to transform your life, you need to break away from old conditioned belief systems. Breaking out of an old identity often means breaking away from your inner critic that inhibits your ability to transform your life. Once you’ve changed your identity from disempowering to empowering, and you start getting consistent results, your perception of yourself shifts. Over time, once you start to actualize your identity, your behaviors will change, allowing you to successfully achieve your goals.

Step 7 – Commit to Mastery

Committing to mastery is the result of conditioning and reinforcement. In order to master your identity, you have to continuously take actions that will grow it so that the identity gets stronger. If you don't commit, you will regress. Commit to eliminating anything that isn’t improving your life and overtime you will receive massive results.

Making the decision to transform your life is a game changer. Even the smallest changes can transform who you are and how you live your life. Committing to upgrading your existence and becoming a better version of yourself is rewarding in ways you could never imagine were possible.  If you want to design an epic life, it will require that you take massive action. Are you ready to stop existing and start living?