Why is Change so Hard?
By: Monique Myers – SuccessfullyHome
What happens when you make a decision that could change your life?
Well, whether you follow through immediately or sleep on it, the mind goes to work.
It’s suspecting an imminent change… The mind doesn’t like change. It’s here to protect us and has a cybernetic system –paradigm– in place to keep things running smoothly – according to its program.
The problem is, that program may be grossly outdated and is not serving in our best interest anymore.
So, what happens? Our mind gets busy, it goes into overdrive and starts telling us all the things why we shouldn’t do this. The longer we put off taking the necessary steps, the more your mind will come up with all the reasons to NOT change, not to follow through, to keep things the way they’ve always been. Your mind doesn’t want to change. It’s uncomfortable. Your mind will resist. You will come into fear and excuses. It’s just the way the mind works. That’s why some people live the same year over and over again and nothing ever changes.
Successful people make decisions fast and change those decisions very slowly.
Successful people do things that are uncomfortable. They will do them repeatedly and turn them into habits.
Think about what you want. What YOU really want. Make decisions accordingly and be willing to do what it takes.