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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %STRATEGIES PROMOTE SUCCESSFUL CHANGE 951216 There are many and varied strategies for successfully promoting integrative change---including focusing your own attention upon: 1. What you can most easily change in your own behaviors. 2. Incremental, gradual, intentional, coherent change. 3. Avoiding unnecessarily arousing others' opposition. 4. Long-term persistence in desirable directions. 5. Inviting others to join in your own efforts to change. 6. Seeking, but not demanding specific patterns of change. 7. Understanding and respecting others' hesitancy. 8. Listening carefully to opponents to change. 9. Articulating integrative ideals, values & principles. 10. Describing your own experiences regarding change. 11. Sympathizing with others experiences of change. 12. The direction of change, rather than the speed of it. 13. The necessary intermediate transition steps to change. 14. Learning from mistakes, fumbles, and tragedies. 15. Seeking, promoting & facilitating openness and honesty. 16. Seeking, promoting & facilitating personal integrity. 17. Seeking, promoting & facilitating communal integrity. 18. Changing your own patterns of questions asked. 19. Changing your own patterns of attitudes and thoughts. 20. Changing your own daily behavior patterns and habits. 21. Changing your own operational assumptions and beliefs. 22. Examining your assumptions in the light of experiences. 23. Coherent patterns of incremental change. 24. Describing your own experiences for self and others. 25. Tracing the roots of mistakes, fumbles, and tragedies. 26. Being gentle, kind, non-coercive and non- manipulative. 27. Yourself being coherent, integrative & understandable. 28. Avoiding unnecessary threats to others' security. 29. Avoiding unnecessary violence and conflict. 30. Resolving conflict in "win-win" ways helpful to many. 31. Seeking to GET TO YES in all conflict resolution. 32. Seeking to understand the root causes of frustration. 33. Seeking to understand the roots of anger & resentment. 34. Not surprising people in ways which they will resent. 35. Being more than just a spectator of what is happening. 36. Seek not to destroy, but to transcend evil paradigms. 37. Seek to transcend prescriptions and prohibitions. 38. Seek to transcend anger, resentments and frustrations. 39. Seek to change dysfunctional patterns of logic/thought. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================