Change— transformation is difficult. Requiring time and perseverance.
So difficult that…
Ninety-five percent of individuals who lose weight on a diet regain it. Many gain more than they originally lost.
Only one of seven heart attack patients implements permanent, healthy lifestyle changes.
Twenty-five percent of people abandon their New Year’s resolutions after one week. Sixty percent do so within six months. The average person makes the same New Year’s resolution ten times without success.
Seventy percent of organizational change initiatives ultimately fail.
Would you like to beat the odds?
Becoming a better version of you?
CHANGE ONE THING AT A TIME.
Experts tell us establishing new habits can take 18 to 254 days.
The brain prefers to travel down familiar pathways. The individual’s perseverance and the activity’s difficulty influences the time required to change these pathways.
I don’t really understand myself. For I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.
But if I know that what I am doing is wrong. This shows that I agree that the law is good.
So I am not the one doing wrong. It is sin living in me that does it. And I know that nothing good lives in me. That is in my sinful nature.
I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong. It is sin living in me that does it.
I have discovered this principle of life. That when I want to do what is right. I inevitably do what is wrong.
I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.
Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord.
New Living Translation