Why Do We Resist Change?
I read a ton of marketing material and blogs on self-improvement, mind-set and the power of positive intentions.
Some is to motivate me and some to help me be a better coach to my clients.
I have always been baffled as to why, when the solution is right in front of us, do we not take the bull by the horns and forge ahead.
Now I am a very logical person and sometimes grapple with other people's unhappiness and their unwillingness to make the change that will bring them into happiness.
I mean really. If you hate how much you weigh - well change your diet and exercise. Your boyfriend or husband a creep. Step away from the jerk.
Friend too needy and sucking the energy out of you? Tell the friend to knock it off or put some distance between the two of you.
But what if the fear is not the simple act of making the change but that the change might be worse or we may fail or we may make the same mistake again.
The bad that we know is for many people better than the thing we do not but can imagine.
I am hired to educate and to hold accountable my clients. At times I have been too nice and just let it slide but when I question their unwillingness to change they realize great strides.
They all get stuck, they all bristle at my insistence, they all want to stay in their comfy familiar situation. I get it.
I love the job of pushing people on. It suits me.
Change is not always easy, sometimes not perfect but always, movement is positive. Staying stuck in your unhappiness is easy, really!
I recently read an article in National Geographic that broke down our lives by task - sleeping, working, using the restroom, sitting in traffic and when it got down to it, we have only 20% of our lives to live.
What are you waiting for?
I am a digestive health coach. I help my clients have more energy and a eliminate digestive problems by eating food they love!