Romans 7: 15
“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.”
The challenge of change is rooted in neurobiology. The brain is wired to respond in a particular way, born out of experience forming set patterns of thoughts, feelings and actions. Whenever you associate a particular concept or a feeling with another, you reinforce this connection, like millions of little threads together to form a strong rope. Change requires untangling this ‘rope’ – rewiring it to form new patterns, which can be slow and challenging.
The old patterns are familiar & comfortable. To step out of your comfort zone and become more effective at change, learn to recognise your own patterns, and understand when these patterns are no longer serving you.
Emotional Intelligence is being smart with feelings…
More aware. More intentional. More purposeful.
How emotionally intelligent are you?