Are you looking to make changes in your life? I don’t mean simply getting a raise at work, meeting someone new to date, or losing a few pounds, but true and meaningful transformations that lead to genuine happiness? They say that the purpose of life IS to find our life’s purpose, and then share it. To achieve that potential, we need to be willing to continually grow, evolve, and make get out of our comfort zones. But those changes can also be scary, unsetting, and even feel counterproductive at times.
In fact, if you want to realize your higher purpose and start working towards that, the changes you’ll need to make in your life will be based on a variety of circumstances and factors, not just chasing what it is you want.
Therefore, there are 30 universal laws or commandments of change that you need to observe BEFORE you can really be ready for a major life shift. But, you’ll find that once you put your time, energy, and focus into these commandments, the universe will open up just about any path you wish to walk down.
Here are the 30 commandments for change:
- Strive for excellence, not perfection.
While each and every one of us has the power to change our lives, we first need to give up on the idea that things will ever be “perfect.” In fact, perfection doesn’t exist in real life, so we should always just strive to be better than the day before.
- Live beneath your means.
For you to be open to change, you need to reconcile your finances and how you live. It’s not about having plenty of money, but making room in your life for new things and blessings to fit.
- Return everything you borrow.
Stay true to your word by returning things that aren’t yours. Have you ever found a wallet or phone that wasn’t yours and returned it? That’s one of the best feelings ever!
- Stop blaming other people.
Unless you take personal responsibility for your life, true change is impossible. In fact, once you claim responsibility, you automatically empowered!
- Admit it when you make a mistake.
Altering your life doesn’t just take personal responsibility, but honest accountability for when you have acted in error. Only then, can you move past and make changes.
- Give clothes you don’t wear and things you don’t use or need to charity.
The universe does not reward excess. Sure, it may feel good to have them (at first), but waste is actually a roadblock to change.
- Exercise for 30 minutes every day.
Unless you make health and wellness a part of your everyday routine, it’s unlikely that lasting and meaningful change will occur.
- Don’t talk negatively.
If you want to make refinements in your life, it’s essential that you cast aside gossip, negative chatter, and unconstructive criticism – of others and yourself.
- Do something nice.
At its essence, life is about helping others and sharing our gifts. Once you realize that, so many beautiful opportunities will open up for the taking.
- Do something nice, anonymously.
However, too often, we perform well-intentioned acts only because someone is watching, we can get credit for them, or we can tell people about them on social media. From time to time, get in the habit of doing nice things anonymously.
- Practice humility.
It’s so important to stay modest throughout life, understanding your worth but also recognizing that every human being is just as important and deserving as you are, no matter what their circumstances.
- Be alone sometimes.
Being around friends, family, coworkers, and even strangers can be comforting and even fun to people. But you will hear something amazing things from within when you find the solitude and quiet of being alone.
- Don’t dwell on small things.
If you think you might be able to laugh about it in five years, then why not laugh now?
- Be well-mannered.
Say “Please,” “Thank you,” hold doors for people, send personal notes, compliment others, and practice civilized behavior. People will take note and absorb that positive energy.
- Focus on your routine.
If you really want to make changes, don’t worry about grand, sweeping, and absolute resolutions (because we rarely keep them). Instead, start with integrating small habits into your life and giving a little more of your time and energy to them every day until they become your regular routine.
With these, true and meaningful changes can occur in your life!
Look for part two of this blog with the remaining 15 Commandments for change!