The Difficulty, and Necessity, of Change

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. – George Bernard Shaw

What you believe is so important to what you can, and actually will, do.

And what you actually do (truly) creates your life.

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I find it curious that people seem to think that thinking isn’t action.

As if moving our bodies is the only action?

Thinking is indeed movement, it’s electrical and chemical activity.

Not that thinking is a substitute for taking physical action, it’s not.

Only that how and what we think is vitally, and just as, important as what actually do.

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“Thinking” is our minute-by-minute thoughts, our beliefs and the values we hold.

None of it is accidental (although it can be hidden or veiled at times).

To the extent that we periodically examine our results against the thinking that always creates them, we can create better results.

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The truth is that change is hard because a powerful, ancient part of our brain abhors change. So much so that it will choose the status quo, even if it really doesn’t serve us, or our goals.

Long-time reader of this blog know I have written a great deal about how our limbic (emotional) brain favors “what-works/the-familiar” over the unknown (even if the status quo sucks, and a potential future is worlds better).

Suffice it to say, here, that change is hard (for knowable reasons) and that flexible thinking and a willingness to change is necessary to create a better future.

 

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