Sunday, March 26, 2017

Why change is inevitable, 5 Keys to Make it Positive


References: Harvard Business Review Tony Schwartz and Socrates
When we think of change what words com to mind?Pain / discomfort / disruption / comfort zone Change is Always _________ But we can think in a different way Nothing changes until you do.  This can be uncomfortable but necessary. I would use the word painful. But, It's a pain worth living through.

"Let him that would move the world first move himself.” ~ Socrates

One more that seems to fit here from our Greek friend;

“The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by this practice.” ~ Socrates
Change is not only something we must accept, but it is actually something to celebrate. Change as fundamental to the world poses a question to us when we are facing difficult changes that we might want to deny or resist. By insisting that something or someone stay the same or not change, could it be that we are destroying or denying the very thing we wish to change in our lives? In any particular case, when we are resisting change, we should ask ourselves, is this like trying to stop a river from cutting a deeper path?
5 Keys to Make "change"Positive
  1. Be Precise and Specific as Possible
A typical resolution that I see is “I will exercise regularly or eat better” This is designed for failure. Why?  We must have a day and time, menu or grocery list, etc.  Your chance for success if you choose in advance the day's, menu and times of foods, play, etc, and precisely what you’re going to do on each of them.

     2. One Element or Challenge at a time
Over the years I have and continue to include a broad range of routines and practices, ranging from ones for resistance training and swimming, to doing the most important things first thing in the morning then I focus on family, emails etc.

     3. To much or too little
One Of the areas that I see the most for initial members is biting off more than they can chew. Pick the "one thing" that is in your way and begin working on that.  Having lofty ideas and goals is great but, being realistic is the key to winning the change game.

     4. You are on Solid ground
Change is hard. It is uncomfortable, accept that you will experience failure at times. The average person launches a change effort five or six separate times before it finally takes. Follow the lessons, and I can tell you from my own life lessons and working with thousands of clients and patients that you will succeed, and probably without multiple failures and frustrations.

     5. Focus All of Your Energy on the New Not on Fighting the Old.   When we move in a new direction there are always old and stale memories and sometimes people in our lives they may add to.

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the uncomfortable nature of this process.  Do it anyway with a smile :)