The desire to change something about our lives is a common thread that runs through all of our psyches in one way or another. Taking big steps to implementing those changes is far less common.

Doubledare works with people who have decided they must make a big change in their life in order to be fulfilled and live the kind of life they want to live. This means vastly different things for different people. Whatever change you’ve been wanting to make, the steps below should help you get closer to achieving it.

Identify your desire.

Look it in the face, and keep it in your pocket at all times. You’ve probably had this idea with you for a long time but maybe it’s only recently come into focus. Own the idea. It’s not a secret, so tell everyone what your plans are. Making a “big deal” out of it will help others keep you accountable.

Get out of your own way.

In many ways you are your biggest hindrance towards reaching your goal or solidifying a major change. Change is fundamentally scary. But it turns out that a lot of what petrifies us out of progress is not the life or death situation we often think it is. Know that you are fully capable if you break through the curtain of doubt.

Keep positive thoughts and experiences close at hand.

Think of this as giving yourself an emotional and psychological suntan. If you spend a lot of time with people who can be “downers,” start to cut them out and spend more time with positive people who are living examples of the behavior you want to emulate. Read success stories in books and on the Internet. Give yourself consistent reminders that you can do it.

Find and/or get closer to your tribe.

If you surround yourself with positivity, you should also surround yourself with people whose passions are closely aligned with yours. If you know people who are living the way you would like to, get closer to them. Ask them questions, and tell them you’re seeking advice. If you don’t know anyone like that, it’s time to go looking. Being close to members of your tribe will bring you closer to your goal.

See the ball, be the ball.

As you prepare to step up to the plate, as you dig your feet into the dirt, and as you watch the pitcher go into his motion, visualize the ball going out of the park. Dedicate actual chunks of time to make a mental map of your route to success. What things will you need to open the necessary doors? What roadblocks do you foresee getting in your way, and what are the potential solutions to getting over them?

If you put yourself in the right mental and physical environments, you are taking great steps towards making a reality out of the change you desire. Start making these subtle changes today and you should feel closer than you did yesterday. Want more information? Dig into my backlog of blogs here or reach out via email to

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