Last week, I talked a little about what it takes to become someone worth dating – the holistic changes to your life that make you a desirable potential partner. However, trying to make those changes isn’t going to do any good if you fall off the wagon immediately.
Think of it like your New Year’s resolutions to join the gym or learn how to play guitar. It’s very easy to be gung-ho at the start. Within a month however, that guitar is in your closet gathering dust and you’ll have a long series of very good reasons why you can’t go to the gym this week. Now your plans for your amazing new life have fallen by the wayside and you’re back to your original status quo.
This is why so many people throw their hands up at self-improvement: it’s great at first when it’s all exciting. But once the excitement fades and the work starts, the drive to keep going falters. And once that goes… well, there you are, back where you started with nothing to show for it. If you want to be someone worth dating, you’re going to have to keep at it for more than a couple of weeks. You’re going to have to know how to make those changes stick.
This week, to inaugurate the new Level Up series, we’re going to start with a talk about how you make those changes a permanent part of who you are.
And the first step is…