Definition: Change is the act or instance of making or becoming different.
Symptoms: In sports, the majority of athletes discover that it is incredibly hard to change what they perceive to be correct actions. Since it often takes years of practice to remedy bad habits, all sports have coaches to help guide athletes toward achieving their peak performance.
Solutions: In his article “The 10 Rules of Change” at www.psychologytoday.com, Stan Goldberg, Ph.D., says that self-change is tough, but it’s not impossible, nor does it have to be traumatic.
1 – All behaviors are complex – Research psychologist James O. Prochaska, Ph.D., has found that
change occurs in stages. Divide a behavior into parts and learn each part successively.
2 – Change Is frightening – Fear of the unknown can result in clinging to status quo behaviors.
Examine the consequences – Compare the outcomes of your status quo and desired behaviors.
Prepare your observers – Introduce new behaviors slowly to avoid alarming people unnecessarily.
Be realistic – Unrealistic goals increase fear,
To Read or Listen to the Rest of This Life Lesson