The One Skill You Absolutely Need If You Want To Change

People, generally, don’t like change. Change brings uncertainty, which threatens security and incites fear. The prehistoric parts of our minds are not geared towards accepting change easily.

When people want to change for the better, their intentions are generally good. Motivation often runs high at first, like it does for new year’s resolutions.

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How Your Comfort Zone Works Against You

Comfort zones are important – they let us know when things are safe, comfortable and predictable. This aspect of our psychology was especially important in the times of our distant ancestors – not staying safe could mean being injured or killed.

These days, the same level of danger doesn’t exist, yet the same circuity in your brain tells us to seek safety, comfort and predictability. It is the same circuitry that will work against you as you strive towards your new year’s resolutions (if you decided on some, that is).

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

New year’s resolutions are great – they get people to think about how they want to make positive changes in their lives. And most people start out fine, with good intentions and motivation to get them going.

The critical part that many people often miss, though, is when their minds and/or bodies start rejecting a new regime. People often don’t notice the little excuses and lies that the mind and body can throw at them, which ultimately lead to the downfall of our new, well-intended resolutions.

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