"According to the transtheoretical model of change readiness for change is represented across a continuum, from
precontemplation (denial or minimization of a problem),
contemplation (considering making change),
action (actively engaged in change), and
maintenance (efforts taken to maintain changes already made)."
Jakupcak M et al. Readiness for change predicts VA Mental Healthcare utilization among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. J Trauma Stress 2013; 26(1): 165-8.