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Celebration

October 10, 2011

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Once you get to the 7th and final stage of change, you are, for the most part, done. You’ve reached your goal. You’ve accomplished what you’ve set out to accomplish. Now all that’s left to do is celebrate. You would think a stage called Celebration would be a welcome one, the stage that no one […]

Relapse

September 30, 2011

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Earlier this year, I made a commitment to myself. I decided that I had really had enough of saying yes to things I didn’t really want (or for that matter have time) to do. Saying ‘yes’ to others to earn their approbation is a bad habit I’ve had for years. But after a week where […]

Maintaining

September 23, 2011

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By this stage (in the seven stages of change), you’ve done most of the thought and grunt work needed to start reaching your goal. If you set out to lose 25 lbs, by this stage the numbers on the scale are going way, way down. If you decided you wanted to meet a great partner, […]

Action

September 21, 2011

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If you reached this stage, by now you’ve done quite a lot of work. You’ve identified and dissolved some of the limiting beliefs and thoughts that have held you back from being successful. You’ve made your plan for change. And now, well, now you’re ready for some Action. For many people, this stage of change […]

Preparation

September 16, 2011

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Once you’ve identified and dissolved some of your hindering beliefs, you are now ready to move into the third stage of change-Preparation. This is one of the most important stages. Adequate and proper preparation for any kind of change is what’s needed to succeed. And the converse is true as well. If you don’t prepare, […]

Contemplation

September 14, 2011

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In The Seven Psychological Stages of Change, Contemplation is the second stage. By now, you’ve successfully navigated the first stage of Pre-Contemplation which means that you’ve identified the major subconscious messages that have been holding you back from changing. Those tricky, limiting subconscious thoughts have been brought to the forefront of your conscious mind and […]

Pre-Contemplation

September 12, 2011

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As much as you may desire to change, you won’t be able to until you get to a place where you are solidly ready to get both the resources and motivation you need to change. Now, before you run out and try to amass tons of resources and self-help motivational tools, there’s something you really […]