5 Principles of Transformation
If you want to transform anything about yourself you’re going to need to understand and practice, five basic principles of transformation. In the world of personal growth and evolution, knowledge is not king - practice is. We know what we do and don’t do, it’s what we live that counts, that changes and grows us.
I say to everyone I work with, you can’t change what you don’t acknowledge, pure and simple. You really need to know what’s driving you to act or behave in a certain way.
Ask yourself, where am I coming from and what’s driving my behaviour and then you’ll have the courage to face the truth about yourself. Your motivation is key you need to know yourself, inside out.
Ownership & Responsibility
This is your opportunity to own your part in your story, life, relationships, work, problems, literally everything - the good and the bad.
This can be tough, especially if you feel you’ve been wronged, but it’s really empowering when you own your role in any of the adversity you’re experiencing. It gives you the ability to see that there’s always a choice in how you respond and react to something in a way that either supports you or that works against you.
We need to be okay with where we are right now, we have to learn how to let go of our past and not drag it into our present. It’s over and it needs to be processed, reconciled and filed.
If you don’t know how to do that, then get help to make sense of it, let go of it and set yourself free. You need to choose to accept your past and keep choosing acceptance until it’s done.
So many of us have people and things we’ve done that we need to forgive, we are human and that comes with being human. Forgiveness, apart from self love, has been the hardest of lessons for me to learn but now it’s a skill and just like any other skill, the more you do it the better you get at it.
It’s bloody hard work, and acceptance is the first step that you need to take so that you can forgive either yourself, someone or something. Forgiveness just translates to making peace, forgive and move on. It’s such a weight lifted and liberating thing to learn.
Alignment is the most important principle to learn. You need to know what makes you feel good and do that, in context and under the circumstances, to the best of your ability.
You need to know what that is when you’re at home with fighting kids, as well as when you’re in a meeting with co-workers.
Once you’re connected, wise, calm, open and in alignment you need to make your decisions, do your best work and live your best life - daily.
Alignment is what we need to aim for each and every day so we are connected to ourselves and feel energised.
People think transformation is profound and complicated - it’s not.
It takes investment, investment of your time and focus, then daily, weekly, monthly practice.
Please know that we are constantly evolving, there’s always something to evolve up and into, so just learn the principles and then practice, practice, practice.