Default to Comfortability…..

Why in the world is it so hard to bring about a change in behavior or attitude? Why do we keep making resolutions and never seem to keep them?

I don’t remember who said it, but the quote goes, “The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same things expecting different results.” I want to lose weight but keep eating the same things…….go figure……no weight loss is the result.

We default to what is comfortable. Sometimes this is a good thing. There are just some days when a person has to have meat loaf and scalloped potatoes…..I’m just saying. To be comfortable isn’t all bad, but, a steady diet of meat loaf and scalloped potatoes may not be the best thing for us.

Pivot Points are times in which a person decides to move forward with a plan toward change. The decision to move from comfortability towards personal growth and change is both difficult and exciting. The Pivot Point might be internal, exemplified by a decision toward personal change (usually triggered by an external influence), or it can be a full external event (losing ones job, experiencing death or divorce, car accident, etc) which almost forces a person to change.

There is no doubt that the movement causes a time of grieving for the old ways and a fear of the future; however, the change is usually for the better.

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