How to Create Lasting Change

Usually when I’m feeling down, it’s because of one of two things. I’m either a) not listening to God, or b) I am resisting the changes He wants me to make in my life. When I know what I need to do, but yet I continue to make excuses, then I’m only hurting myself. 

According to Tony Robbins, there are three principals of lasting change. 

  1. Raise your standards. 
  2. Change your limiting beliefs
  3. Change your strategy 

First, we have to want to change. We have to decide what we want out of our life as well as what we don’t want. When I found myself sick, barely able to walk, plagued with brain fog, I knew that I had to change the way I was eating. My first step to getting well was deciding to adapt the gluten free lifestyle. So I took action immediately and excluded it from my diet. To heal my body, I knew that I needed healing foods. Therefore, I raised the standards about what I would allow into my body. If it doesn’t meet my guidelines, I don’t eat it. 

Secondly, I changed my limiting beliefs about food. Instead of seeing doughnuts and fast food as something delicious, I saw it as foods that were making me sick. Eliminating them from my diet would help me get well. The fruits and vegetables that I once thought were expensive and time consuming suddenly transformed to me. Now I see them as healing medicine for my body. We really can’t put a price on good health. 

Lastly, we have to change our strategy. The way I was eating was not working for me. My body was consumed with inflammation. So once I started researching my food options and educating myself on the different types of food, I was able to heal myself. It took several attempts. I had to change my strategy several times, but I didn’t give up. 

It’s been three years, and I am still gluten free. While my inflammation levels are excellent, I know that if I was to fall back into my old habits, then I would be right back to where I started. When I am tempted, I remember why I decided to make the change and it helps me to stay on track. 

God bless, 


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