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Want change? Create tension 4 to 6 ways

“Change means movement. Movement means friction.”
-- Saul Alinsky

Years ago, I wanted to truly understand "How do people change?" So I interviewed over 90 people who had made significant shifts in their lives. Most of them attributed the source of their shifts to retreats and journaling, but there was no one common tool or process used.

I’ve concluded to create change, we need to use 4 to 6 different tools that address the same topic. This creates more perspectives, more dimensions, more tension and more intensity on the situation.

As we explore different perspectives in our subconscious mind, it reintegrates and balances the different stimuli and ideas. It opens up and reveals old beliefs and new messages for us to work with. This is how change happens.

If you have a challenge to work on, keep the tension on it by using different journaling tools. Explore it physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Use intuitive right brain and rational left brain tools. Ask different questions around your challenge.

Not sure where or how to start? Our Go deeper... Reach higher... Journaling for Self Empowerment reference book offers over 40 different journaling tools. Scan the list and pick a few that catch your attention. Play with them and prepare to move through and release whatever’s causing your distress.

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
-- R. Buckminster Fuller

"Think of a fine painter attempting to capture an inner vision, beginning with one corner of the canvas, painting what he thinks should be there, not quite pulling it off, covering it over with white paint, and trying again, each time finding out what his painting isn't, until he finally finds out what it is. And when you finally do find out what one corner of your vision is, you're off and running."
-- Anne Lamott

Resources
Journal Writing Topics - An adventure in self discovery with over 40 journaling tools.
Re-treat yourself - Take a few minutes daily or an hour weekly to explore yourself and your life through journaling. Our mini self re-treat questions will enhance your focus, balance and effectiveness.

A Reminder
Monthly RE-Treat Yourself Process - Focus on rejuvenation and staying on purpose.

John & Patrice Robson
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