As humans, we don’t like change.

 

In fact, we’re downright stubborn.

We might dream about things being better (wouldn’t it be nice if you could lose 10 pounds and buy that BMW you’ve been oggling at all these years?)

But when it comes down to the real work that is required to change and get what we want, we stop short.

All too often we revert back to our safe, predictable comfort-zone, just as we’re on the *brink* of real transformation.

Because change is scary.

It’s unpredictable. And we don’t like unpredictable. We like to have a clear idea about what exactly we can expect.

And we already know what it’s like where we are (or at least we think we do, but that’s a discussion for another day).

Even if life takes a turn for the better, we often sabotage our good fortune with fear, worry, and restlessness.

 

After all, this new place might look pretty but it is still unfamiliar.

Who knows what monsters might be hiding around the next corner?!?!

To make matters worse, neurologically speaking we’re lazy.

When we’re babies our brains are full of potential and change is as easy as slicing cake.

But having endless options is exhausting, so our neurons find the easiest associative routes as quickly as possible to save on energy.

This means that your brain is wired for habits and predictability, because staying the same doesn’t require as much work.

And yet, the desire for improvement is relentless.

No matter how sweet life gets, we humans love to look out onto the horizon and dream of a life that is even sweeter.

So let me ask you this:

What are you dreaming of?

What would make your life sweeter?

How are you holding yourself back?

Because change is coming, my friend.

It is inevitable.

In fact, it’s the ONLY thing you can ever rely on in life.

Why not take the bull by the horns and direct it toward your even sweeter life?

It won’t be easy.

Your neurons will resist (oh man, will they resist!)

You’ll get tired.

But once you get through to the other side…oh how sweet it will be!

And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.’

Anaïs Nin

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