Most of us have something in our lives or about ourselves that we’d like to change, even if it’s just something small. If not, we should.
But we’ve all heard and seen it before and have probably experienced it firsthand. Change is hard. People hate change. People are resistant toward change. I learned this after running a survey in which 390 people answered a question about change: what they would like to change in their lives and where would they start?
The thing is that’s not true for all change. Many of us will willingly and often joyfully embrace change like getting a new phone, moving to a new house, getting married, and having kids. Why is that? Why are some changes welcomed with open arms and “easier” for us than other changes?
It’s because it’s the changes in our behavior that are hard.
In this article, I list 16 reasons why change is hard. First, let’s look into the five stages of change.