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The secret to change and how to make it last ...

Change doesn't always happen easily; many people want it but can struggle to achieve it. We often start with good intentions but find, despite our best efforts, making change is hard, beyond us or sometimes it doesn't even start at all!

The secret to making change easier and longer-lasting is to understand the positive aspects of what you currently do. If you don't, any change is likely to be short-lived. This applies to all of your behaviour; how you manage yourself and your relationships, how you communicate, how you diet, your habits, anxiety, fears or anything else. 

All human behaviour has a purpose or positive intention, even though, on the surface, it may seem to be negative or even self-destructive. If you dig a little deeper, you’ll find positive things you gain from the behaviour, otherwise you wouldn’t do it. If you want to make a change, particularly a lasting change, then you need to understand this concept - this is the secret to change. Once you do, you can look at new, different and better ways to serve this positive intent. As you do this, a new picture of you will emerge.

To make change last it’s also really important to look at everything you have going for you right now. You can then decide whether some of these things are worth keeping. By studying the underlying reasons or motivating forces for what you currently do, you'll be able to uncover the intentions and values that drive and support your current behaviour.

By working with a coach, you make a commitment to yourself and to the things you really want, which can help to keep you motivated, focused and on track. It can help you to discover your inner resources and fulfil your true potential. It can take courage but it’ll be worth it.

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Written by Yvonne Fernando NLP Master Practitioner & Life Coach

As a NLP Master Practitioner & Life Coach, Yvonne supports clients through change to give them more confidence, help them become 'unstuck' and move forward - keeping them focused, motivated and on track. Sessions are designed to open up horizons and create new possibilities.… Read more

Written by Yvonne Fernando NLP Master Practitioner & Life Coach

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