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Bright spots

Chip and Dan Heath’s book “Switch – How to change things when change is hard”- great book. Chip and Dan point out two very powerful motivating (or demotivating) factors. The first had to do with “Find the Bright Spots” in change.

Finding the Bright Spots in a change means seeking out those small events where you can find examples of when things are working right and then actively reinforcing the Bright Spot. Change, any change, is very emotionally charged. As such we can talk ourselves out of changing – e.g. wanting to play golf because it “might” be enjoyable but deciding not to do so because we have always experienced failure. The idea of the Bright Spot is that if we can find some glimmer of the positive when things worked we can get on board and the change will snowball.

thanks Jack Probst

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