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Think Like a Futurist: Know What Changes, What Doesn't, and What's Next by Cecily Sommers

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Overcoming Resistance to Change

Resistance to change isn't only an external force in your environment. Sometimes the most difficult barriers to overcome are the ones in your own mind, the ones that start with “But . . ., ” followed by a complaint, a justification, a rationalization, an excuse, or any assumption about your circumstances that keeps you from moving forward. Though “But . . . ”s come in all shapes and sizes, what's so insidious about them is that they keep you thinking and playing small, undermine your commitments and, worst, let you off the hook for doing so.

The key to moving all those big “But . . . ”s out of the way is, first, to identify the variety of ways they eat away at your commitment and wear you down. “But . . . ”s generally ...

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