As a teacher, I have frequently come across students who find it difficult to get out of their comfort zone and change or overcoming the habits they had picked up in their earlier years and know would be detrimental for their future career.
Soon after joining the MBA program we realize that we do not possess the skill sets required for corporate life.
For example, handling procrastination, thinking less emotionally, managing relationships etc. Therefore we realize the need to change.
In the initial stages, we are enthusiastic about the change and go for it with “vim, vigor and vitality”.
Over time, this enthusiasm fizzles out and we revert to our comfort zone, and then rationalize our inaction.
As we develop a addiction, neuron paths are created in our brain, as the addiction moves from the conscious into our subconscious.
This will become a convenient course and familiar path, a direction of least resistance.
The more we use it, the smoother it will become. The psychological motives for the use of this course additionally emerge as ingrained. whilst we alternate the addiction, we’re looking to create a brand new path, through a jungle. We need to cut down bushes (overcome resistance from self and others) we need to clean the direction (try the new approach sufficient numbers of instances) and become acquainted with it. That is tough, and in most instances we surrender, as the alternative, familiar path is there. Even supposing we create a brand new path, we now have choices. The new, untested one, and the old tested one. We take the old one.
The ways to overcome this is pretty simple.
1. Before making even the first path, decide if it is the right path. My friends in the IAS say that agreeing to the politicians the first time is tough, but it gets easier. The first time you pay the bribe, you feel bad, and then it becomes easier. A path is created.
2. Create the new path only after you understand the benefits, so that you are motivated to take the new path. Walk on it enough number of times.
3. Close the old path, so that even if you want to go on this path, you are unable to do so.
every so often, instructors are looking to create new behavior in you.
To create the new direction, they force you to do things which you do no longer like because they force you to get out of your consolation quarter.
every so often you ask the cause of the alternate – that is a right approach – and from time to time you try and avoid doing what they advise.