Mind Optimization Part 15: Levels of Change

Change is hard. Most people don’t even understand there may be something wrong. For those that do, they still have to acknowledge the problem, make a decision to address it, and do the work of making the change. This is where guidance and coaching pay off.

This video is part fifteen of twenty-six excerpts from a presentation hosted by SOUL Food Salon in March 2019.

Video Transcript

The joke among psychiatrists is how many shrinks does it take to change a light bulb? Does anybody know how many shrinks it takes? So the answer is none. The light bulb has to want to change. It’s true. The reality is there are so many people living life that don’t even understand that they’re light bulbs. It’s the guy flipping out road raging that you passed on your way here today, there are people that definitely have issues that don’t understand that they do. So to me, I look at all the work that I do as three levels of change. The first of which is actually understanding that there’s a problem because I promise you, a majority of people don’t even know that there’s something wrong. The second step is deciding to do something about it. And the third step is actually going through and executing your plans. That is why change is so hard because it takes recognition, which a lot of us are going to be avoidant of, and then it takes perseverance to execute it.

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