Motivation for Change
William Howatt Ph.D., Ed.D.
2014 © Howatt HR
Unless you are prepared to give up something valuable you will never be able to truly change at all, because you'll be forever in the control of things you can't give up. ~ Andy Law
The purpose of this tool is to help you self-evaluate how ready you are to start or where you in the change process. To change you will benefit form being aware of your current motivation and readiness. Your long-term success will be influenced by your motivation and readiness for change. Many fail to change because they are unaware change is a process. Change requires stopping some behaviour and replacing it with a new one. For example, to lose body fat one will need to change their daily habits of exercise and diet. It does not matter what the reason for change is – health, relationship, or who originated the idea. Only you can do the work or no change will happen.
There are five stages of change1.
Progress in behavior modification (pp. 184-218). Sycamore, IL: Sycamore Press.