It is Okay to Change Your Mind
(c) Jill Black
Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted something
to turn out in a certain way and no matter how hard you
tried things just continued to get worse.
If you are like most people you will have experienced times
when the results you wanted from a particular situation
remained elusive no matter how hard you tried to get it to
Why do we keep hoping that things will work out even when the
results of our efforts are telling a different story.
Somewhere inside of us we have this notion that if only we
try hard enough, long enough, this "thing" will work out
exactly as pictured in the mind. So we repeat the pattern of
the day before, and the day before that, hoping that this
time the result will somehow be different.
One of the reasons I have found for this is that when something
is important to us, and we have invested a lot of emotion
into getting it, we find it hard to accept the fact that we
may indeed be wrong in our thinking and approach and so shut
our brain down from other possibilities. We have a need to be
right - after all we had the idea so it must be good because
it feels so right.
After a while our thinking ability becomes so rigid that
flexibility to develop new and better ways becomes lost
until the time when we finally declare to ourselves "I
have had enough". This then allows us the opportunity to
think and see things in a new light.
This can happen in business, in relationships and in any
area of our lives. Quite often it is happening in
simultaneous areas at the one time.
To break the cycle we need to train the brain to focus on
the results of our actions - what we are getting back from
the actions we do take. If something is obviously not working
then it is time to be flexible in our approach and keep
changing until you find a way to make it work. Often be
doing this a completely new and better solution appears
than our original vision of what we wanted to accomplish.
Take the time to notice the results of your actions. If
they are not working then change them until they do work.
Be Flexible. And as Winston Churchill once said "Never,
never, never, never give up!".
Copyright (c) J Black.
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