I've been in a "mind-changing process" about a number of things. It is a long, hard, slow, difficult process. And I have been relatively OPEN to the change taking place!
Leaders, teachers, mentors and more are in the ministry of influencing people. That often means we want to help them change how they are currently thinking, feeling, and acting.
It is hard to change how people think when they have:
a long term commitment to a particular belief or idea
the idea has a strong emotional component to it
they have spoken publicly about their view.
People are much more likely to change when:
the idea is relatively new,
it does not have strong emotional content with it
the idea has been kept personal and out of the public