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According to the authors of a new book called Influencer each of us possesses the power to change anything. On the surface, that is an outlandish statement. But is it possible? Whatever problem or challenge you are presently facing personally or professionally, someone somewhere has already faced that similar problem and has solved it. Problem solvers are people who change what they can’t accept and rarely have to accept what they can’t change. The reason most problems can’t be solved is because most of the time solutions come in the form of people acting differently and change isn’t something humans are prone to embrace. Whether that is changing eating habits, changing jobs, changing how we relate to others, our thinking, etc. etc. Simply stated: change is an unwelcome proposition. Most of our angst in life is due to negative behavior that we repeat. If we can interrupt the cycle, we can change. One of the best-kept secrets in the world is that that latest research by behavioral scientist has discovered the power we have to change, if we choose to change. In the book the Influencer the authors talk about “high-leverage skills and strategies” that when learned and applied can produce amazing results. According to research the forces that have a profound impact on human behavior function on two mental maps. A person who needs to change is asked two questions: (1) “Can I do what’s required?” (2) “Will it be worth it?” The first question simply asks, “Am I able?” The second asks, “Am I motivated?” (Influencers, by Kerry Paterson).

Interesting, if you are motivated, if you can see the positive outcome you can muster the ability to change. One of my favorite verses says it this way, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength”. Human will power can only take you so far but Christ-empowerment has no limits. Impossible can become Him-possible with Christ. Jesus said, “If you can believe, all things are possible.” Change your belief and change your behavior.

Just a thought,
Carl

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