These words could apply to a vast array of human endeavours.
What’s important though, in any application, is how they’re applied.
One of the single biggest barriers to change I see in some of those I work with is the ability to commit to making the change. To stick to adopting new behaviours and ways of being. A client can “know” that it’ll be in their interest to make these changes, but something(s) just stop them following through.
I’ll put my hands up, I’m still trying to figure out what’s the secret ingredient to get anyone to find/feel conviction and commitment. I already know that it’s not one ingredient. I wish it were, because when I found it, my role would be so much simpler!
It’s always a different collection of experiences that hinder a person’s sense of being able to commit. There does seem to be a slight “get out clause”, that’s if a person can move past their doubts and just do the thing. Then they will find it was worth the effort and the change has increased their contentment.
As you might expect, it’s rarely that simple. I’m trying to understand what allows some of my clients to do just that, whilst others continue to struggle.
For you, take the time to understand your own relationship with the words at the start of this blog. The more you can apply them to life, the more enriched your life is likely to become.