When you are applying self-help techniques to initiate positive change in your life, they are many times you when you miss a day, because you are too busy, you are in a bad mood, in a low energy state, you are tired, etc.
On such days you don’t follow through on something or you engage in one or more actions that are detrimental to what you are trying to achieve.
Research has shown that about 95% of all people who try to stick to a diet fail, about 92% of all people who set a new year’s resolution fail and about 90% of all people who try to manifest something applying Law of Attraction or other spiritual techniques, fail.
When you are doing anything to initiate positive change in your life, remember it is the progress you make, not chasing perfection, that will actually initiate change you desire.
Perfection is defined as “a condition, state, or quality of being free from all flaws or defects.”
In contrast, progress is defined as “something happening or developing gradually or in stages; proceeding step by step.”
Many highly successful and demanding people have realized that achieving perfection is not possible.
One research study found that it took participants an average of about 60 days of repeatedly performing focused actions to create a new behavior pattern before the new behavior pattern became “automatic” in the participants’ lives.
This same research study also concluded that missing a day or two, here and there, of not performing the new behavior pattern and starting over again did not hinder the new behavior pattern creation process at all.
Be aware, that initiating positive change in your life is not a “linear” process. Instead it is an irregular process where setbacks occur and a process where you have to start over again.
So how do you initiate positive change in your life using progress instead of chasing perfection?
Practicing progress not perfection allows you to make a positive impact and initiate positive change into your own life.
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Stephen Lesavich, PhD
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