"One reason people resist change is because
they focus on what they have to give up,
instead of what they have to gain."
- Rick Godwin
Why does change seem to be so scary and so painful?
Most people don't want to change.
They usually don't mind others changing or something around them to change but when it comes to most people, they are not willing to change themselves.
Why are the majority of people this way?
There are three things or enemies that holds us back in life.
We all have these enemies in common, no matter where we live in the world.
Here they are
The Comfort Zone
Most people love the comfort zone. They seldom want to leave it behind.
When we become comfortable doing a thing a certain way, and we are reluctant to change, we get stuck in the comfort zone.
People usually fall in love with a method of doing things. And even if it doesn't work, even if they are getting bad results and it makes them unhappy, they keep doing it.
People make little or no effort to learn new things or to upgrade their skills.
If you continue to live like this eventually you will get passed over.
The Path of Least Resistance
Starting something new is the hardest thing of all.
We do everything possible to justify not changing. When you present a new idea to people, it will automatically trigger all the reasons why it won't work.
The path of least resistance is that human beings always seek the fastest and easiest way to get what they want. So people are always looking for easy ways or quick fixes.
If anyone suggest changing or to do something new and different, that's difficult for most people.
Most people find it hard to try and to do something new and they will fight you every step of the way.
The Fear of Failure
People are afraid that if they try something new, and it won't work....then what are they going to do?
They know that what they are doing right now is working, so why change it. You know what you got, but you don't know what you will get.
So most people convince themselves that they are happy with what they got right now and where they are, when in fact they are not happy at all but they are fearful of failing so they remain in their comfort zone and then they deal with their unhappiness in a different and sometimes unhealthy way.
How about you....do you spend a lot of time in the comfort zone?
Do you like to learn new things and develop new skills?
When was the last time you did something that you had never done before?
When we leave the comfort zone we will actually feel more alive.
Yes, everything is scary at first but soon we will get the hang of it.
Staying in the comfort zone will make us feel bored, unfulfilled and eventually it will suck the life out of our soul.
Is it time for you to leave your comfort zone?
Do one thing this week that will scare you. Something that you haven't done before and then leave a comment below and tell me what you did and how you felt afterwards.