“I don’t think I can ever change’ she wailed.
“You’re right.” I replied sagely “You’re so old now, you’ve lost all your marbles and clearly knocking at deaths door”.
That did the trick.
We roared in laughter.
Psychologists used to think that an adult mind was like computer hardware.
You’re either a Mac or a PC
You’re anxious or you're indecisive.
And you’re stuck with what you’ve got.
Science tells us that is not true.
We are not who we’ve been.
Our minds are not hardware,
We can update or remove files to become someone new.
Are there any habits you’d like to change?
30 Days to Change baby, 30 Days to Change.
So, I asked her -
‘What is one thing you’d like to do less of?’
‘Complaining and criticising,’ she replied.
‘Do-able?’ I asked. ‘For just a month?’ No complaining or criticising for 30-whole-days?’
"OMG. Like, no criticising or complaining.... ever?!"
She shuffled her feet dubiously.
‘Here!’ I replied, handing her a document
’Fill this out’.
Thats the thing, you see.
We are what we do.
If we want to become someone new,
We simply need to change what we’ve been doing.