Is it just me or is anyone else getting sick of hearing about the latest “secret” that will unravel all of your hangups and challenges and miraculously make your life perfect with no effort from you whatsoever?
Now trust me when I say that if any of this was actually true I would be first in the queue! I love a quick and easy solution! But the truth is that quick solutions are rarely long term ones. Real change takes time and effort and, most importantly, committment! If there really was a short cut to everything you’d ever dreamed of you can guarantee I would have told you all about it by now.
Look at all the lottery winners who suddenly come into vast fortunes and just as suddenly lose everything. Your brain needs time to adjust to great changes and that’s why lasting changes always take time!
Look closely at any overnight success and you will see years of hard work and preparation to get them to the point where the “overnight” success can take place. And if that groundwork is not there then usually overnight is exactly what they will be.
Look at all the people who lose vast amounts of weight and a year later are back where they started. Your Inner Reptile will always make sure you go back to your comfort zone unless you put time and energy into creating a new enlarged comfort zone.
Quick fixes are not fixes, they are just sticking plasters! They might make you feel better for a while, they might even be the help you need to get over a challenge and send you on towards your goals but unless you keep up the momentum they will not change anything in the long term.
So it might not be easy – but you are worth it!