Making important changes in your life, career or business is not easy. Overcoming years of conditioning in your thoughts, emotions and behaviour requires time and a good deal of effort. It often requires more than one attempt.
Many change initiatives are abandoned at the first sign of back-sliding. However big change is almost always harder than you expect it to be. There are many setbacks, many lessons on what doesn’t work, and many times when you have to endure a good failure or two to learn the necessary lessons you require to finally push through to success.
The more you prepare for a change, the more emotions you involve, the more support you line up to keep you on track or remind you why you are doing this – the greater your chances of success will be.
Some people believe it is better to try and fail, than it is to never try at all. However, there is enough good science, best practices and professional support available, to potential changers these days, that if you are committed you can make the change. And if you are serious about making some important changes, don’t let a few steps backwards deter you.