When I am faced with a change, whether it is one I have chosen or one that has been “forced” on me, I find my immediate response is to think about all that I have to give up. I am pretty content to maintain the way I have been functioning. I have to consciously think about what I’m doing. I have to work at making the new behavior a part of my day. At the same time I am grieving the loss of my old behavior. It is like losing a part of me.
In reality, the definition of the word has less to do with the meaning understood than the perceived meaning interpreted. In other words, words don’t have meaning. People bring their meaning to the words.