How to change behavior for the better. (Weight loss example)

This week I have had a lot more alone time and bicycle riding time than usual which means I have had more time for deep contemplation. This morning while on my bike, I was able to clearly think of each part of making positive changes in life.

A (positive) change in behavior includes the following parts:

  1. Acknowledge a problem exists.
  2. Research and communicate.
  3. Have a desire to change.
  4. Have the willingness to change.
  5. Write down (specific) measurable and reasonable goals.
  6. Evaluate goals over time and make adjustments.
  7. Repeat and continue the process.
For the specifics of each part, I will use weight loss as an example simply because most people can relate to this in one way or another. Even if you have never tried to lose weight, you probably know someone who has. These steps are all applicable to ANY type of behavior or attitude you wish to change.

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