Why Does Creating Meaningful Change in Our Lives Feel like Such a Battle?

The best of intentions often flops around without some kind of structure.

We start with great intentions, but the harder ventures cause us to flounder around. 

Then we repeat that: 

Start with good intentions, flounder around. Over and over again, until we feel hopeless to change anything or start to nourish a deep sense of inadequacy.

Many of us have things we’d like to change: our exercise and diet habits, procrastination and productivity habits, patience and mindfulness habits, quitting bad habits, decluttering and finances, reading and learning and doing all the things we want to do in life.

But very often we fall short of our hopes.

What’s the problem? Why do we struggle with these changes?

There are lots of reasons, some of them external … but the main reason that it’s difficult to stick to these changes is actually internal.

The result? 

Distractions, running away when things feel hard, self-criticism, harshness, and stories about “not being able to do this” slowly eat away at our capacity to hold a higher vision for ourselves.

Nobody feels good taking these actions, but it’s a natural reaction to one simple truth.

What is that truth?

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