When talking about change and transformation, and specifically why people don’t change or struggle with it, I always like to reference a great article called “Change or Die” that was posted on the Fast Company website in 2005.
In essence, the article begins by providing a shocking statistic about how many people who undergo coronary bypass surgery don’t make changes in their lifestyle to improve their health, and continue to deal with health problems or even die a few years after.
How many people do you think would make just one significant change in their diet or exercise if their life depended on it?
Large number? Small number?
Try 1 out of 10…
Studies have shown again and again that 90% of people will not make a change in their lifestyle even when confronted with death!
However, the article talks about one doctor who figured out a system to change his patient’s behavior so that 77% of them made lasting change to the lifestyle. That’s almost 8x the normal success rate! His name was Dr. Dean Ornish, a professor of medicine and founder of Preventative Medicine Research Institute.
His program contained 3 critical elements to create lasting change in his patients, and these three things are also part foundational elements of The Inevitable You® coaching system.