The Power of “Microresolutions”

January 23rd, 2014
Everyday most of us battle our own demons.  These Demons often prevent us from doing perhaps the hardest thing there is, that is initiating and adapting to personal change.

With the New Year, I’m sure we’ve all made resolutions.  By now most are long forgotten.   Change is hard. Personal change is even harder.  One wonders how anyone ever does it.  

Perhaps we can do it by a kind of personal mental jujitsu that manipulates the force of our resistance to change, against itself.  This might work a lot better than confronting it with sheer force of will.  And what if we did this in small incremental steps?  It just might be that in that situation, resistance will give way to success.

It is in these “Microresolutions” that Caroline Arnold has found the sweet spot of change.  She details it in Small Move, Big Change: Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently.
My conversation with Caroline L. Arnold: