Episode 001-Why Is Change So Difficult?

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Many people are facing life threatening situations, but will not embrace new behaviors that could save their lives.

Many people dread getting up five days out of the week because they hate their jobs, yet they refuse to look for a new one.

Many couples elect to live in an unhappy home environment and refuse to make changes that could lead to happiness.

Is Change Really That Difficult? 

The guests on today's show offered some interesting insights regarding why many of us find it difficult to change even when it could be the best thing for us and lead to happiness and success. 

Check out their brief bios and read their prescription for how we can take the "Difficulty" out of "Change" and start moving closer to living the life we desire and deserve.

Click on the photos to visit their websites.

  • Dr. Shane Perrault is a leading Psychologist, Author, Speaker and Founder of the African American Marriage Counseling Organization. Dr. Perrault was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is a highly sought after life coach and speaker on issues relating to ADHD, relationships and marriages.
  • Reverend Dr. Leonard Smith proudly serves as the Senior Minister of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Arlington, VA. His unique, uncompromising and bold approach to presenting God’s Word is renowned for reforming lives and advancing God’s Kingdom. Pastor Smith was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a highly sought after lecturer, teacher, and preacher for churches, conferences and conventions. Pastor Smith is currently running for office to become the 2nd Vice President of the Progressive National Baptist Convention.

Weekly Prescription to Take the Difficulty Out of Change


Taking the "Difficulty" out of "Change" begins with thinking differently about change.  You must first embrace the fact that it is normal to feel uncomfortable when you step out of your comfort zone or have to let go of something you want to hold on to.  These thoughts and feelings are on "autopilot." 

So the next thing you must do is start reprogramming those thoughts on autopilot.  How do you do this?  By making a conscious effort to find everything positive that could result from your situation.  Write them down so you can access them when you need to.  Say them out loud the moment the negative thoughts begin to surface and focus on the positive benefits every time. 

Now, instead of focusing on what you have to endure or give up, which makes "Change" appear difficult, you will now be focusing on the positive benefits you will derive, and "Change" will gradually become more exciting and exhilarating! 

Remember to top it off by praying out loud to God.

Patricia Terrell      






"It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t.  It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.” 

James Gordon, M.D.



"And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is good, and acceptable, and the perfect will of God."


Romans 12:2

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