The good news: You want to change and grow. You have a vision for your life. You want to break bad habits. You’re thinking about it. Maybe you’ve read a few books. You’ve started looking for resources. Maybe that’s why you’re reading this post.
The bad news: You won’t change.
Not if you’re normal. In the first post in this series I shared the sad statistic: 90% of heart disease patients diagnosed with early-stage heart disease never make the changes they need to stay alive. And that’s when death is on the line!
No wonder most New Year’s Resolutions are abandoned by February.
Breaking bad habits is hard. The odds are that you won’t change. Not unless you engage three very powerful factors. Bring these three things into your life, and change will happen.
The first factor is Unreasonable People. You need to build a new emotional relationship with a person or community who inspires and sustains hope. (More on that here.)
The second factor, and subject of this post, is what happens next. Once you find this inspiring relationship with a mentor or community, then you begin taking small do-able steps.