It is hard to change when things are going good or when we are comfortable.
That’s why, whether its weight loss, learning new job skills to make our self employable again, or finally getting around to focusing on our marriage (or other key life-long relationships), most people do not make significant changes until the pain is severe enough.
The only problem with this is that by the time the pain is severe enough that we are willing to change it is often too late—the damage is done and so serious that no matter what we do we will have to settle for a reduced standard of life than we could have had if we’d changed earlier.
- The ONE THING for today: Whether it is looking in the mirror, at your annual reveal, or the state of your marriage (or anything else that matters to you), don’t ask the question—do I feel OK; am I comfortable? Ask the question, what is the reality of the situation?
When you focus on the real reality of things you can get a head start on changing things that will ensure a better outcome later and that will make you far more comfortable and fulfilled in the long run.