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Myths & Realities about Change

by Melissa Martin  
10/31/2011 / Christian Living

Myths about Change (or excuses not to change):

 Other people in my life need to change, not me.
 Changing takes too much energy.
 Life would be smoother if my partner or spouse would change his/her
 If only my children would change then my stress would be reduced.
 My supervisor and coworkers need to change, not me.
 I'm too old to change because I'm set in my ways.
 I need to know the cause of the problem before I can make changes.
 Stubborn people can't change.
 If I change, others will take advantage of me.

Realities about Change:

 You cannot change other people; you can only change yourself. When you change, you will be a catalyst and influence others to change (if they want to
 Unresolved problems usually require more energy then problem-solving.
 Change in relationships involves cooperation, commitment, and compromise.
 People are in a constant state of change in various degrees.
 Effective change consists of appropriate decision-making skills and choices.
 Sometimes a significant change involves the ability to take a risk after
thoroughly assessing and evaluating the situation. Consider consequences &
rewards. What is the payoff for making changes?
 Being aware of the dynamics of the change process promotes understanding.

Melissa writes about the God and human connection and condition.

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