Comfort and Conditioning, Kryptonite to Change
Comfort, is a word that can describe a favorite pair of jeans, or that one special spot on the sofa. Conditioning explains how a professional athlete is at the top of his/her game each and every time. Comfort and change two seemingly positive words, yet both have the potential to inhibit change.
Fear Is The Fall Guy
Fear always take the wrap for failure to change and I understand that change can be terrifying, but people don't avoid change out of fear. Fear is a symptom, not the root cause.
I want to show you an example of how comfort and conditioning can be the root cause for fear of change.
Frogs live in water it's their home, it's where they are comfortable. If you were to gradually heat the water over a long period of time, the frogs will remain in that water. Because water they're so comfortable, they fail to realize it is destroying them.
If you were to put crickets in a jar and sealed it with the lid the crickets would attempt to get out, they would hit the lid time after time after time. Eventually you would notice the crickets are not jumping as high as before. At this point you can remove the lid and the crickets will remain inside the jar because they have been conditioned to fail.
We Need T o Break Through
Change means breaking through comfort zones or barriers we're conditioned to. We can't let the "never been done", or "I could never do it" keep us from the many rewards and experiences that change brings. We can become comfortable with change and condition ourselves to keep trying till we get it right, no matter how long or what it takes. Even more important we who embrace change must help others do the same.
There is enough success in the world for everyone to have a piece and helping others achieve their success strengthens our own.
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