7th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference
Insight: Change begins in the human brain first with an insight about something that could be, should be or needs to be different. Just the occurrence of insight creates the possibility of human change. Involvement: Involvement happens when we interact with all of the circumstances and challenges surrounding the change. Involvement is where we build mental maps that help us understand the way through the change, the actions we will need to take, the habits we will need to shift, the thoughts we will have to reconsider, the process we might have to use or the plan we will have to create. Focus: Focus is the act of now putting energy and more thought into the path through the change that we think might work. Practice: After we focus well enough to have a completely defined set of actions, say these words for example, we then have to create a neural pathway that will help us execute that set of actions. That happens when we practice, and only when we practice. Environment: People need to be surrounded with the right environment in order for human change to be successful in most cases. Change will be more successful in an environment where people are allowed to make mistakes, are coached and supported, and where there is dedicated time for involvement and practice.