Monday, November 02, 2009
I found this in my email after chat this evening...I deleted a couple of words that limited it and voila, something very appropriate for us.
Developing yourself isn't easy; behavioral change is hard, time-consuming, and frustrating. However, removing the five most common roadblocks to change can make your path to self improvement better:
1.Take ownership. If you don't think you can change, you can't. Believe in your ability to change and take ownership before getting started.
2.Be patient. Positive, lasting results take time, usually 50% to 100% longer than most people initially think.
3.Accept difficulties. Real change takes real work. When setting out, be prepared to face challenges you didn't anticipate.
4.Refuse to be distracted. Something more important will inevitably come up. You need to make your development a priority and refuse to let distractions divert your path.
5.Maintain. Once you've started to see traction, don't declare victory. Sustainable change requires maintenance over a lifetime.