Stick With It
One of the problems with change is the challenge
of sticking with it. Diets, exercise, looking for a new job
or any life change requires sticking with it. Creating change
requires time and commitment. The trick is to be committed to
giving yourself time to let the change take hold and become
The ability to stick with it comes from wanting
the change more than wanting not to change. That may sound strange,
but there are times when we want to stay the same, but aren't
willing to admit it. To stick with it, there has to be a deep
desire, the willingness to do what it takes, and the ability
to do what it takes. Change has to be something you want, not
something someone else wants for you or something you think
you should do. You have to really wanna!
To make something sticky (the ability to stick
with it), make sure it is something you want, something that
is more compelling than what you are currently doing and that
the change is your idea. Wait until you are truly ready to commit
to the change and then go for it.
When you begin to create the change, don't go
for perfection. Any change takes time. It will be easier to
stick with it if you allow yourself to follow the process and
ease into the change. Start off slow and build up to the ability
to stick with it out of habit, not force.
Change is challenging. Even positive change such
as having a baby or starting a new job requires that we stretch
our comfort zone. Before you embark on any change, make sure
you are ready to see it through and stick with the process until
the change becomes a reality. Give yourself a time limit, such
as three months, a year or maybe longer. Making a commitment
to the change will support you in sticking with it and seeing
Coach Rachelle Disbennett-Lee, PhD provides daily motivation,
information and inspiration to thousands of busy self development
enthusiast who want to stay focused and on track to their goals
through her award winning e-zine 365 Days of Coaching. For a
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