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Lots of people don’t like change. They have enough going on, thank you very much, and one more thing to change is one more thing they have to learn, and remember to do differently.
Change, seems like work.
If we like our currently reality, then there may not be a need to change.
But many people don’t like their current reality. They want things to change, but don’t want to change things.
Because they don’t like change.
I want you to know what change is. I want to unpack it for you, so that it stops being something to avoid or resist or dislike. I want to unpack it for you, so that in seeing what it is, you can make your experience of change easier for you, you can change things more quickly, and better, and eventually, learn to enjoy change.
Change doesn't have to be this mysterious thing – once we unpack it, we can see how it works.
Here is change, unpacked, in seven stages.
Learn to observe progress as you move through seven stages.
And once you know the seven stages, it gets way easier to know where you are in the progression, and you know what stage is next.
Here are the seven stages of change:
Stage 1: Not aware at all.
Stage 2: Aware but believing that you're powerless to change anything.
Stage 3: Aware, and believing you can change things, but aware only after the fact.
Stage 4: Aware in the moment, but it happens so fast, that you don't change it in the moment.
Stage 5: Aware that it's happening in the moment and change it while it's happening.
Stage 6: See it coming and prevent it.
Stage 7: Permanent change.
I hope understanding and appreciating the seven stages of change helps you befriend the change.