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Nothing changes until the pain of remaining the same isn’t greater than the pain of changing

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Think about this one for a little bit. How many bad habits and other things that you do not like about yourself can you think of? If you are even remotely a little bit like me, there are plenty of items popping up on your list.

This list of issues is just as bad as clutter at home: it stresses you out as it leads to cluttered thinking. It causes perpetually worsening pain because your brain will soon run around in circles because it lacks focus.

What’s a workable solution? I call it “sitting on the rock time”. That is a figure of speech for pondering and deep thought. Make a list of those things that cause you mental grief. Scan for the top 3 to 5 items that really irk you. Now think about how bad the pain is it causes you. Is it finally greater than changing? Progress will happen only if that pain is greater than the risk and fear of the unknown – which comes with any change.

Your stress will reduce the moment you are making the decision to change. Wherever possible, prototype what you want to change on a small scale. You increase your chances of succeeding significantly while limiting the risk of messing up.

Spring is around the corner and even if it isn’t, there is always time for a little mental spring cleaning. Remove your brain clutter by tackling the most painful bad habits and of course any other thing you do not like about yourself. Comments or stories you would like to share? Please do so in the comment field.

Ralf

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6 thoughts on “Nothing changes until the pain of remaining the same isn’t greater than the pain of changing

  1. Thanks for another thoughtful post, Ralf. For me, starting my own blog was the result of wanting to write inspirational material. But I put off making a start, as I didn’t think I was the “finished article”. Eventually, I convinced myself to have a go. I realise now, that none of us is the finished article, but we all have something to contribute.

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    • …and the moment you start giving of yourself and deliver genuine as well as sincere content you will make a measurable impact on people. Great job giving it a go. If you are not following Jeff Goins and Seth Godin yet make that a priority. Jeff’s free writers manifesto is a great read packed with advice. Seth has a ton of great social media, building your brand, and doing things for the right reasons type of material. Finally check out Michael Hyatt. He posts really cool tips on writing, publishing, and social media. Looking forward to reading your posts. All the best. Ralf

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