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What should I do if someone is sabotaging my efforts to change?

Some people in your life will not be supportive of your efforts to change; still other people will probably be opposed to them. Based on research and experience, we know that it helps to address the potential saboteurs from the get-go. That’s addressing, not confronting, mind you. A polite but direct conversation along the lines of: (Name), I will be working hard soon to become (your goal). It’s important to me. I realize that you may disagree with it or it may inconvenience you. I’m telling you early and upfront so that my change does not compromise our relationship. It would be great if you can support me, but I understand if you don’t.
Changeology: 5 Steps to Realizing Your Goals and Resolutions

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Is there a scientific formula you can follow to change your life? Change is hard. But not if you know the 5-step formula that works whether you’re trying to stop smoking or start recycling. Dr....

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