Dan Naden

How to Change Behavior

People don’t change because they are too busy. Change is difficult for most people. Whether it be changing a behavior at work, or improving as a husband and friend, people usually repel anything that isn’t ‘business as usual’.

I am reading a fantastic book right now, “What You Get Here, Won’t Get You There” by Marshall Goldsmith. I couldn’t wait until its conclusion to share with you 4 ‘gems’. This is one of those books where you’ll need a notebook within arm’s length.

Goldsmith is on target when he claims that one of the biggest detractors from changing is ‘being busy’. Yes, we all have enough to do to fill our days. Work, kids, hobbies, and friends – the list is endless. But are you filling your days with that items that matter the most to you?

We must make ‘a change’ top of the list. If you want to learn the guitar, you MUST practice. You must push aside other ‘must dos’ and make guitar playing part of your normal routine. The other ‘busy stuff’ can’t be used as an excuse anymore. You’ve made a commitment to a change in behavior – learn to play the guitar – and you’ve placed it at the top of the list. It is as simple as that.

Stay tuned for Step 2: There is an Big Gulf between Understanding and Doing.

Until next time,

Dan Naden
Naden’s Corner

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