So many of us think change is hard. If change were hard or undesirable, would anyone ever get married or have babies? Buying a house or graduating school are huge changes, but we work hard towards them. That sounds like proof that we don’t inherently avoid change.
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard is the perfect book for any one who wants to make a change or motivate anyone else to do things differently. The basic premise is that you have to talk to people’s emotional side and rational side to get them to want to change.
Switch suggests we find the bright spots: find what already works and do more of it.
We avoid change when it takes too much willpower. Willpower is a finite resource. We do what comes easily. To successfully change we need to vary our environments to make it easy.
Switch creates a framework to think about the switches you want to make in your life or in your work and how to make them as easy as possible.
I read Switch recently. It made enough of an impact that I had to let you know about it. (In the interest of full disclosure, those links are amazon affiliate links). Let me know in the comments or on Twitter about your switch.