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Last week we talked about eliminating old habits. Today we will talk about the process of change. One organizational consultant likens this to unfreezing, then moving, then refreezing. Not everyone is happy to come along but some embrace change. Those who are scared need to be supported and reassured. This takes a confident and supportive leader. If you are alone, you need to think of these yourself.

But first we must realize that change is never easy. One of the key reasons change might come hard has a lot to do with one of the tools your brain uses regularly. This tool helps you get through your days with the speed and accuracy you need without getting bogged down with minutia.

This tool is called habit. Think about this for a minute. How many daily activities do you do without thinking about them? Let’s take your morning routine, for example. You probably awaken at the same time every workday, using the same alarm. You stumble through the same actions as showering, grooming, eating, and beginning to move through your day.

Repetition of habits does wonderful things like create memory. But, how does your body know a good habit from a bad habit? It really doesn’t. It’s sometimes much easier to turn on your internal auto-pilot and let it run wild and free while giving no thought at all to learning new things.

Too much of this automatic behavior allows your brain to work even harder to keep things in the order it wants so it can provide the structure it thinks you want. And, it’s that hard work that contributes to what you might say is a natural aversion to change.

You might be naturally averse to change but the flip side of a saying you’ve heard before is totally true: You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!

So, how do you learn new tricks? By being smart humans and using your brain’s natural tendencies to work FOR you, not AGAINST you. Identification of what you want to change is of key importance. What habits might you have that you’re struggling to hold onto when you should really be letting them go?

  • Once you begin to acknowledge a change needs to take place, you’re taking your brain out of it usual repetition-loving state.
  • First you can figure out what to do.
  • Then you give yourself permission to be vulnerable and start doing it.
  • Then you begin taking right action.
  • You will gain some momentum. As you continue you finally replace that old habit with a new and better one.
  • You will have relapses, but it is totally within your power to learn from them.
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Once you’ve begun to CARE about being uncomfortable and vulnerable and opening yourself up, then changes will occur. Outside your comfort zone is where the magic happens! Get out of your comfort zone!  For a similar post our our website see CREATING NEW HABITS AFTER ELIMINATING OLD ONES

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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Grant Schneider Happy New Year.  Welcoming the CHANGE that 2023 will bring!

Jan 06, 2023 11:36 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

First, by now I hope you are feeling much better. Second, I have seen this attitude "change is good you go first." Feeling comfortable in our comfort zone may not be the best way to move forward.

Jan 20, 2023 04:03 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Very sad news:

Grant Alan Schneider
Visitation will be Sunday, January 29th 12pm-4pm at Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, White Plains, NY. Funeral services to take place Monday, January 30th 10am at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, White Plains, NY.


In lieu of flowers, we ask you to consider making a donation in his memory to The Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Jan 27, 2023 07:10 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services


We lost another ActiveRain Member.




You will be missed, Grant. 


Jan 27, 2023 09:34 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I just found out How Sad Diane & I will miss you Grant, Rest in Peace my friend, Endre

Jan 27, 2023 10:34 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I will miss your posts and am saddened we ever coordinated a personal visit when we were both in Florida. May you rest in peace. You will not be forgotten.

Jan 28, 2023 04:34 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

I sure will miss Grant's posts.  Thoughts and prayers to Grant's family.

Jan 28, 2023 06:55 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I feel that Grant's posts are in the elite company of Lou Ludwig. The messages he shared with us are timeless and can be helpful for future years.  I wish love and light to Phyllis and the rest of his family.  

Jan 28, 2023 08:15 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I enjoyed his posts and his warm, wonderful comments of encouragement. We will miss you.

Jan 28, 2023 08:28 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

You are going to be deeply missed Grant by so many people. You'll always be in our hearts and minds.  Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom all these years 😘 Rest in Peace.

Jan 28, 2023 10:43 AM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

What a great post to punctuate Grant's thoughts & time here in the 'Rain... chock full of nuggets that will always be true.  A truly evergreen post if I ever saw one... 😟

Jan 28, 2023 12:36 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Such a wonderful example of Grant's wisdom and willingness to always share with us all. There is so much good information here.

What a wonderful legacy Grant left us. May he rest in peace, and his family and friends find comfort in their fond memories of a very special person!


Jan 28, 2023 01:06 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

You will certainly be very missed in this community.

Jan 28, 2023 01:22 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Carol Williams a wonderful choice thank you for including this post 

Jan 28, 2023 02:17 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Wow in his last days he posted something this insightful ! He has left us with formula of Change when you are willing to step outside your Comfort Zone 

Jan 30, 2023 07:32 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It is sad to lose such a wonderful person that was so willing to share his wisdom so readily.  We will miss you Grant.  Rest in peace.

Jan 30, 2023 10:32 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Rest in peace Grant Schneider, you will be missed by many.

Jan 30, 2023 06:59 PM
Kimo Jarrett
Cyber Properties - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Another lasting impression and post. RIP. 

Jan 30, 2023 10:12 PM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

So sad to hear this news. Sending love, hugs, and prayers to all the family and to friends in the rain. <3

Feb 01, 2023 09:47 AM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Excellent information. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed weekend.

Apr 29, 2023 05:13 AM