There's a famous cartoon of a man asking WHO WANTS CHANGE?
Everyone in the crowd raises their hands.
WHO WANTS TO CHANGE?
Everyone in the crowd looks away awkwardly.
WHO WILL LEAD THE CHANGE?
Everyone runs away.
Change is often wanted but it's hard to do.
Because change is scary.
Even when we're not happy with status quo, the brain likes familiarity.
Even unhappy 'stuckness' offers certainty and a sense of control.
Change can feel overwhelming.
When we think of the change we want we often use words with a negative connotation, like 'move away from'. We use avoidance language like 'I want to lose weight as I looked awful on my last holiday'.
'Away' goals are harder to sustain than positive 'towards' goals.
So, try thinking of change coming from a positive mindset: 'I want to feel empowered', 'I want to more of', 'I strive towards'...
And see what happens.
Until next time, stay safe - and sane - and make kind choices!
This is a daily, micro-blog, taking less than 2 minutes to read, offering you insights into how presumptions, beliefs and stories shape our lives and worldview, for better or worse.