Why Insight Isn't Enough to Create Lasting Change

Apr 10, 2023

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Ever have one of those “aha” moments–one you thought would alter your life forever–only to have the initial thrill of discovery fade away? This is not only common but normal. A book, a conference, a session, a podcast… all can offer amazing insights. But just gaining awareness of a truth doesn’t automatically mean change in your life.

In this episode, I address the issue of why insight isn’t enough to create lasting change. Why that moment of revelation is only an impetus, not instant results. Action, coupled with awareness is necessary to cement insight into change. Action is how we reform our thinking, our behavior, our emotional reactions, and so on. 

“This really has everything to do with the difference between insight and action. Right? So insight feels great. It feels like enough. It can be intense, or it can be exciting, or insight can be revelatory… but until I actually start to put a new way of living it out into action, I'm not actually going to see the results of that insight.” – Dr. Sara Dill

What You’ll Learn

  • Intensity and excitement of insight
  • Insight needs action
  • Necessity of awareness
  • Rewiring our brains
  • Changing your habits

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