Changing Behavior: Finding your way to a new beginning

The Buddha in meditation.
Be your authentic self. (The Buddha in meditation, via Wikipedia.)

WASHINGTON, August 15, 2014 – In some areas of your life you want to shift your behavior. That’s great! Although you cannot go back and create a new beginning, you can create a new ending.

In order to begin this process of transformation, you must take a look at the things that are holding you back. Where in your life are things not working? How can you can turn these around so they are working for you?

Here are a few places to look:

Many clients and many of us all need to begin at the beginning. Stop trying to be someone you are not. It’s a real challenge to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you look like or conform to everyone else. Know who you are. Knowing both yourself and your values will give you a great place to start.

Are you being your authentic self?
Are you being your authentic self?

Next, make sure that in your daily life you are associating with and interacting with people that you really want to be with. In other words, people who value your worth. Don’t spend time with people who suck the life out of you and deplete your energy. Life is too short. Spend your time with people who are by your side in good times and bad.

When it comes to personal happiness and fulfillment, don’t look to others to make you happy. Fill yourself. It’s up to you. Internalize your accomplishments and learn to value your self- worth. You have to create stability in your own life before you can share it with someone else.

Thinking things Thinking things through to results.
Thinking things through to results.

Don’t avoid doing something that has to get done. You’ll only end up feeling worse. Do the hardest things, see the hardest tasks through at the time of day when you feel the strongest. Whatever that line item is, evaluate the situation and take an action step to move forward to get it done.

Let go of the past. It’s hard to move forward if you keep rehashing your past. Just learn from it and move forward.

Stop trying to compete against others at every turn. Focus on yourself and what you are trying to accomplish and go for it. Keep your focus on what’s in front of you and don’t let everyday situations pull you off track and derail you. Eyes forward!

Finally, what you achieve depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your own life. Don’t blame others for what has or hasn’t happened to you or for you.

Own your responsibilities. Celebrate your victories and learn from your mistakes. A change in behavior begins with a change in the heart.


For more Information contact:
Susan Commander Samakow, PCC, CPCC
Certified Business, Life & Leadership
Focusing on Confidence & Resilience Strategies, Life & Career Transition, & Business & Leadership
Certified Mediator

[email protected]: @SelfTalkCoach

301-706-7226  or 703-574-0039!/susan.samakow



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Susan Samakow
Susan Commander Samakow, PCC, is a Certified Business, Life and Leadership Coach. Susan focuses on life and career transition, business and leadership, and confidence and resilience strategies. Susan is also a speaker and facilitator, as well as a Community Content Producer for WUSA 9 TV. She is the former president of the ICF Metro DC Chapter, the largest in North America. Susan’s clients are individuals, any size business and the government. Visit Susan’s website: Susan is on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In.