3.3 Oral 1 (Outline) - There comes a time in everyone's...

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There comes a time in everyone’s life (and maybe more than once) where we find ourselves wondering why we’re stuck. Why can’t we make any forward progress? What’s stopping us from moving forward? Bolles argues that this usually happens when we begin to realize that some sort of change is needed in our life, but we’re afraid to make that change. Quite often, if we’re making that realization, it’s a sure sign that we really do need to make the change, but we’re held into place by the parts of ourselves that resist change – the “safekeeping” parts of ourselves. One sure sign of your “safekeeping” self is that you’re listing lots of reasions why you shouldn’t do something, even though when you concentrate on it, there are many positive and compelling reasons for doing it. To an extent, I find myself doing this whenever I look at a writing career. The solutions? Realize that you’re doing it, start doing research on the changes that are needed, and listen to music , particularly classical music (for brain activity purposes – seriously). That last one
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