You know what you want and you even know how you plan to do it, so why doesn’t it work? Because the ‘doing’ is tough. Change is hard, takes time and if you’re not careful, the lure of that big career step, or bold business move can quickly be replaced by the comfort of well worn routines and habits, which – even if you’re tired of them – are certainly easier than the discomfort of change. Add to that the dilemma of knowing how to hold firm without sounding arrogant, inconsiderate or selfish,or how and when to flex without giving everything away and it’s no wonder we struggle to stay the course.
To make change last, you need to spend your time – and your energy – in different ways.
Here are some of the most common problems I hear, teamed with honest realities and some solutions to help you make change stick.