Everyone reading – or writing – this is in the midst of making some sort of personal
change. More likely, when you think about it for a minute, probably making changes.
Everyone reading this is also immersed in a world of constant change. Like it or not,
know it or not, want it or not, agree with or approve it or not. True? Well then, do you
have the chameleon’s tail or does the chameleon have yours? Do you have one, for that
matter? A tail, that is.
Regardless, do you also have an overall strategy that you use for making intentional
changes? Is change part of your repertoire of life competencies?
Life competencies. You know, like shopping in a grocery store, managing your daily
schedule, building and maintaining relationships, managing social media, making
decisions, problem solving, physical self-care, etc. Extra points for still having a check
book you balance every month and flossing.
Since awareness breeds choice, and answering questions expands awareness, let’s
look at some questions that may take you to a higher level of awareness, thereby
expanding your choices:
1. However you define “success”, does it happen without making changes?
2. Does maintaining success happen without making changes?
3. How many changes are you in the midst of making right now?
4. Are you thinking wherever your life is at the moment that it will never be different
than it is now?
5. Would you predict that you will never make another change in your life? In the
next 5 years? In the next 1 year? In the next 1month? In the next 1 week?
6. Will the people in your life ever change?
7. Will your work always be the work you do now?
8. Are you planning on aging at all or are you going to remain the same age from
Last, the most important question of them all: Do you think that building your change
muscles, your capacity to initiate and sustain intentional change, is an essential skill for
leading your best life?
Conversely, what’s your best argument for avoiding becoming competent at intentional
change? C’mon, take your best shot. Imagine your future that grows from change
incompetence. Happiness abounds? Misery thrives? What’s your case for change
incompetence? There is an excellent case to be made, incidentally. Any guesses?
Habit Shift is all about building the essential life Habits of change competency. In our
view, Habits of change competency build happiness and reduce suffering. We are also
about making intentional change as easy as possible. E.P.I.C. The Easiest Possible
If this sounds like a good approach to you, there’s a book on it’s way that fills in the
details. For now, you can email info@HabitShift.com.