Lately, I’ve written a lot about change.
I’ve talked about how it’s inevitable – and if it’s inevitable, it’s up to you to choose how it will happen. Whether or not you’ll change is a settled question.
What I haven’t mentioned is what change is.
That’s a silly thing to bring up, right? Isn’t it obvious? It’s transformation, it’s evolution, it’s decay and it’s growth.
It’s when a thing isn’t the same from moment to moment.
What could be simpler?
I can’t argue with any of that. It’s right… and yet it’s also too simple.
When someone comes to me, hungry for change, I don’t just roll up my sleeves and get to work. There’s a lot I need to learn first about the person, where they are and what they need.
One of the things I need to figure out is what kind of transformation you want.
Someone who wants to quit smoking needs something different from someone who doesn’t know how to advance their career.
And they’re different from an expert in their field who wants to push their abilities to their limits.
You can think about there being three kinds of change. That’s still oversimplifying, but at least it’s a lot less simplistic.
I cover the three types of change in The Triple Crossroads – how to spot them, how they differ and what you need to do with each.
There are plenty of simple, practical exercises waiting for you right here: