(I)+(T)+(A/T) = Transformation Process
This is a follow up to yesterdays blog on-Why New Years Resolutions Fail- at least most of the time. I referred to a Process Pledge as a tool to aid us in the creation of real change. It is a key piece of the Transformation Process. So when we break it down what is this pledge really? Think of a pledge as a promise, undertaking, commitment, assurance, bond, agreement and under law it is a surety, bond or collateral. Pretty serious stuff right.
No doubt it is serious though it doesn't have to be heavy. The problem is that change is almost always inconvenient, and change doesn't just happen at least not the type we want. The adage that "the only constant in life is change" is true. Yet, not all change is equal. There is a difference between intended and unintended change or conscious and unconscious if you prefer. It is so easy in today's world to slip into a life of unintended or unconscious change. We can also call this unconscious intention. So why is this such a problem in our modern world?
Our brains and bodies are hardwired to put habits in place quickly, especially if they trigger our reward system. The catch is that this system was designed to keep us alive at a time when resources were scarce and life riskier. Now we are seldom in any real danger and have been lulled into a default, low energy, reward seeking state without immediate consequences for our actions. Unfortunately, there are real consequences for our actions.
The solution as demonstrated in the above formula, helps us to retrain our reward system so that it works for us, not against us. This is the main formula in a series, that when utilized, helps us to understand and navigate the change process. I will go into more detail with the next blog so please check back soon.
About the Author
I, James Barfoot, have mentored with a spiritual teacher over 20 years. Over 30 years of Tai Qi, Qi Gong and Zen training. As a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master NLP Practitioner with eleven years and thousands of success stories, I have the ability to guide you to the result you desire.
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