The first of every year marks a traditional milestone for re-framing as people make new years resolutions based upon parts of themselves or aspects of their lives that they wish to improve.
These resolutions may include losing weight, finding a better way to improve grades, continuing education, improving free throw shooting and so on.
The new year resolutions are often met with initial excitement that inspires behavior towards the goals and the beginning of change. However, as time persist the reason for change loses priority or the motivation for the change becomes weak or perhaps the change did not appear to be occurring fast enough and subsequently the person gave up.
Re-framing may be a continuous process that includes factors such as commitment, strategy, action, contemplation, and maintenance.
Just as you and I experience struggles and challenges in meeting their potential people do as well. Maslow’s theory of self actualization proposes that people are internally motivated to realize their potential with continued growth. Therefore, it is likely that people have a vision of what type of person they would like to be and what kind of life they wish to live. When there is a disparity between where people aspire to be and where they an inner drive should inspire a need for change to engage in behavior that would yield desired results.
The Yo-Yo effect. Stress. Confusion. Misguidance. Poor relations are all too familiar troubling factors that schools and teachers face in light of their student's behaviors.
Behavior with Mindset
Many of the students are involved in behaviors that will eventually lead to trouble with the police, families, employers, or educational facilities; or will cause them harm. When they begin to live a lifestyle that does not agree with cultural norms (i.e., drug use, violence, and missing school) they are normally in the precontemplation phase; "minimizing the need for change" and "far from ready to change". When they begin to face discipline issues because of their actions they enter the contemplation phase, becoming more aware of their behavior.
How might aspects of your personality or your various skills and abilities have played a part in the success or difficulty of change?