Bits of Life Missed Worth Exploring

When Do We Change?


I came across this quote while learning about lean problem solving tools. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

“We love exploring new stuff and changing our understanding — it’s changing behavior that we find painful.”

Michael Balle

I found this interesting because I thought for a long time, as I learned new things and my understanding of things changed, that I had automatically changed. But this is never true.

The difficult work begins after our understanding changes. Only when our behavior changes can we change. Making different choices begins to change our behavior. No matter how uncomfortable as we start.

Breaking old habits, doing things “the old way”- sometimes impulsively – and changing our responses to situations is very, very hard. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. Just know it’s difficult for all of us.

Bits of Life Missed Worth Exploring


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