Why Change Is Hard

Feb 19, 2024
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Would you like to make changes and improve your career and life, but you're finding change difficult to navigate?


Then keep reading because understanding why change is so hard can help you approach it with a more positive mindset. 


As Author Steven Pressfield explained, "Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny."


Research suggests that our brains are wired to resist change, as it often involves uncertainty and a loss of control. Additionally, you may have deep-seated beliefs or fears that hold you back from embracing change.


And here are three ways to make the process of change easier for you:


1. Start small: Break down the change into manageable steps and focus on one at a time. This will make the process less overwhelming and more achievable.


2. Find support: Change is easier when you have people around you who support and encourage you. Seek out friends, family, or a coach who can help you stay motivated and accountable.


3. Embrace the discomfort: Change often involves some discomfort or uncertainty, and that's okay. Instead of trying to avoid it, lean into it and see it as an opportunity for growth and learning.


As author Louise Hay wrote, "I change my life when I change my thinking."


Remember, change may be hard, thus it's also an opportunity for growth and personal development. By understanding why it's challenging and implementing these tips, you can make the process easier and ultimately achieve your goals.


And if you're a successful, high-achieving individual and you'd like to rapidly advance yoru career but you're challenged navigating change in your life, schedule a complimentary strategy consultation here.



Stephanie Hessler is a High Performance Coach. She helps high-achieving corporate leaders and business owners who want to rapidly advance their careers and create a vision others want to follow, but have hit a roadblock. Therefore, Stephanie guides her clients through a transformational coaching journey called the BLISS Accelerator to turn their goals and dreams into reality. Previously, she worked in the investment business, including on Wall Street, for sixteen years. She earned her MBA at The Wharton School and her BA at Wellesley College. 

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