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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Making Changes

I once heard the expression "No one likes change, except a wet baby". I don't fully buy that statement, but I do struggle with changing old habits; somehow I doubt I'm alone on the bell curve when it comes to this.

I'm often unsure what my biggest barrier is to changing. Sometimes it's the new learning I struggle with - the "how to". Sometimes it's the un-learning of the old habit, the "how not to". Sometimes I give up too quickly, before I've practiced the new learning enough for it to become ingrained. Still other times it's the resistance I feel from others as I try doing something differently. I call this being locked in a "persona prison". In that case I know I'd be wise to ignore my "wardens". Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't . I'm confident some of you have identified still more barriers you've faced in your efforts to make changes.

I'd like to know the strategies you've used for overcoming those barriers.   

2 comments:

  1. Change is hard. They say it takes a month of repeating a thought or an action to create a habit. I tried this with meditation and it worked. The benefits are boundless!!

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  2. I've many times heard similar wisdom, although the number I've heard is 21 days vs. a month. But regardless of the number, like you I've tried it and it does work! Thanks for reading & contributing.

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