Friday, September 10, 2010

Change vs the Mundane of Life

We hear that change is good, change is a constant but how do we honestly adopt the change we seek?
Many of us have the best intentions of changing our (fill in the blank) and then we make the change but the mundane of life gets in the way and we revert back to the same old behavior.
What is it that allows some people to successfully and continually adopt the change they seek versus others who want to change but do so only temporarily?

7 comments:

  1. I've always wondered what makes CHANGE something that will last a lifetime vs. something that changes with the seasons....hmmm, not sure what the answer is! I know there are some things I change for good and others, I try them out for a while and they don't mesh with our everyday lives, so they slowly fade away....what a good post to get me thinking about what "change" we should adopt for GOOD in our near future!!!

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  2. What a awesome question. For several years I've been in personal development, I've made changes that have stuck and those that have not. I believe some changes are experimental changes to help us find our way in life. The changes that become lasting are those that I'm committed to doing consistently because I believe in them.

    I'm willing to overcome the discomfort and inconvenience of doing it until it becomes an ingrained habit. I did an experiment of giving 5 compliments a day to my husband and kids a while back for 21 days. If the change fits in with my overall vision and purpose in life, and with my everyday life schedule, then I'm all for it. For the most part, I continue complimenting my family and they may not say they enjoy it but I can see they do (it's an Asian culture thing :)).

    Again, what an awesome post - thanks!

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  3. Jinnia-I love your "Asian culture thing" of offering compliments. It is easy to assume that our loved ones know we think the world of them and not verbalize it. On the other hand we (I) sure have a quick tongue when it comes to criticizing what I don't like.
    TV, I think that change = different = unfamiliar = uncomfortable. Therefore, we revert back to what is comfortable which is whatever we've been doing. Someone said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result. We must all be a little insane if that's the case. I think it was the author of the book "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" (Steven Covey) that said you have to do something for 21 consecutive days for it to become a habit. Couple that with the fact that old habits die hard, and you get the explanation of why some changes just never really get off the ground good. Bottom line: it's not easy to change, even when we know in our minds it's for the better.

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  4. It's easy to stay the same. I think that's the crux of the problem. I have so many changes I'd like to make and it's just really easy to be good enough the old way.

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  5. TV change is possible for one who has the want and drive to change! I do not know if everyone can change, because that will has to be strong and has to be there at all times to make it work. Many times we have the want and the drive but not the stamina and staying power to make it happen. There are some things I would like to change, but my mind is not yet there to actually make it happen. I know when I make up mind to do something then I can do it! Have a great night my friend. Thank you again for your thoughtful cute gift!

    Mama Hen

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  6. Change to me is - Finding that voice that says "Absolutely Yes, this is it" And never looking back!

    Conquer your quest- whatever it is!!!

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  7. I know how you felt about your sister being on that flight, because my husband was on a flight out of New York that morning. It is a sad day and it reminds me to be so thankful for everything. I hope you have a good day TV! Thank you again for my adorable gift! :)

    Mama Hen

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