Since change only comes about as a result of fear, force, or pain; we’ll do what we can to deny we need to change as long as possible
— or at least until we’ve been psychically knocked upside the head long enough and can no longer disagree that things aren’t going as planned.
Should you wish to question that premise that change only comes about due to an excessive amount of yicky-ness, can we first agree that no one, not one person, wakes up, conducts a self-inventory, and exclaims, “Wow! Things are perfect! Let me see how I can muck them up”?
The unfortunate counter-reality is we decide to modify our lives only when two conditions are met:
- Life is not performing anywhere optimal level — and
- We can no longer fool ourselves into believing, should we follow the present course, it will change anytime soon
Only once we are defeated, will we begin the process.
It’s sad, but it’s true.