I have taught adults for over 20 years. I started out answering questions my colleagues had, they pushed me to become a trainer at a training company, then I went freelance in 2001 and work on projects where new software is being upgraded, updated, implemented or new features and processes introduced.
I love seeing how people go from dreading the change to being able to work better than they did before. This past week I have been training people on a new process as well as answering questions in two countries about the process I am training them how to use. This has reminded me of what I have learned over 20 years.
The people who go into the process who have negative thoughts about it have a harder time then those who do not. Even those who are resigned have an easier time. This shows how your thoughts towards change can make a huge difference.
When I started new diets I would think of it as a chore, dread doing it but think that it was temporary and something that I had to “put up with”.
One day I realised that I was WRONG!
I needed to stop thinking that I had to have a temporary change, in order to meet my goal I needed to think of it as a lifestyle, making changing that I could live with for the rest of my life.
Healthy food I could love.
Activity I like to do and with people I enjoy being around.
Work I love to do.
This does not mean I don’t have a glass or two of wine, or a piece of chocolate once in a while. It means my life is more balanced. When I drink that glass of wine or chocolate I do so slowly and savour it.
I am more thankful of good food and good friends.
How has your thoughts held you back?