How to deal with change

Many expats face challenges that require great energy and skills to overcome. After moving to a new country, you begin in a new environment, which requires you to adapt to change. Many expats need to take a different, unfamiliar approach when addressing everything they encounter.

In order to facilitate change, Anthony Robbins designed The Seven Master Steps. Together, they will empower you to influence yourself and others and produce desired results in different areas of your life. They will also enable you to address change and transformation in a positive way.

  1. Understand and appreciate your current situation.

Before you engage in any change, you must deeply understand and appreciate your current situation. You need to be aware of your values, beliefs, needs and patterns, because they are the driving forces behind your decisions and actions. Understanding this truth enables you to create awareness of what needs to be changed and how you can deal with it.

  1. Create Leverage.

Once you have become awareness of your current situation, you must make change a requirement. Leverage is when change becomes a must. Leverage will provide you with the energy, vitality and tools necessary to follow through with your goals. In order to make a change permanent, you need to be in a position where change is required of you.

  1. Interrupt disempowering patterns.

In everything we do in life, we follow certain patterns. Some patterns lead to success, while others lead to failure. To sustain positive change, we must identify and break limiting patterns. Before considering and implementing any new patterns, older, disempowering patterns need to be disabled to create space for new ones.

  1. Define the problem in solvable terms

To solve any challenge, it must first be defined in solvable terms. Often, we define our problems in either too much detail or in a vague way that makes it appear unsolvable. Your success will depend on your ability to formulate challenges in solvable terms, which will in turn allow you to create solutions.

  1. Create empowering alternatives.

To overcome obstacles, it is crucial to create empowering alternatives. Alternatives are available to everyone everywhere, you just need to be able to identify them. Within your imagination, you can envision dozens of alternatives. While it may not be easy to think about empowering alternatives, especially when your brain habitually clings to disempowering patterns, when you follow this process and reach this step, the empowering alternatives will follow.

  1. Condition the new behavior

Once you have thought up empowering alternatives, you need to condition them to become a part of your daily activities. Conditioning new behaviors, emotions, and decisions relies upon installing new patterns to replace old, disempowering ones. As the saying goes, “fake it until you make it.” You must rehearse and condition this new pattern until it becomes a new habit.

  1. Relate to a higher purpose.

In order to sustain any change or commitment, it is essential to relate it to a higher purpose. Embarking on new challenges requires great commitment and effort. Therefore, it is essential to constantly remind yourself of the meaning and role of your new life choices and changes. Linking your changes to a higher purpose will enable and encourage you to follow through.

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