One reason people fail is that their plan is out of alignment with their internal view of themselves. Ask God to expose the lies you’ve believed about yourself. You are not useless or hopeless or weak. You cannot become someone you cannot envision yourself being. So, according to your Creator, who are you, really? We focus our attention on what we are trying to alter and we strive to achieve it. What we fail to realize is that why we’re transforming is as important as what we’re changing.
Another enemy of change is found in the “why.” Once we see who we are, our driving force shifts. Our internal motivation becomes less about materialistic, selfish gain and more about eternal Kingdom objectives. When we let the main thing be the main thing, our own transformation builds on that. Change becomes lasting when we’re motivated by internal and not external forces. What’s your impetus? What is your “why?”