Comfort and Conditioning, Kryptonite to Change

Last Update: January 19, 2015

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.

Make Every Day Count

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danbarth87 Premium
Love it, Shawn! Well done
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Shawn-1 Premium
Thank you Dan, I appreciate you reading my posts. Have a great weekend.

Shawn
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zeph Premium
I like this. be confident! I always called it "spinning your wheels". That was where I was when I decided to try something different and found WA
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Shawn-1 Premium
Thanks Zeph. What was it if anything that made you apprehensive and how did you turn it around?
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zeph Premium
Fear of failing mostly. I just got really fed up with my job one day and decided to give it a shot
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Shawn-1 Premium
Where did the fear come from? Previous experiences i.e. conditioning, or were you comfortable, or something else? I really appreciate you time and thoughts.
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TheCatherine Premium Plus
Great post Shawn
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DaisyB Premium
Ohh and don't we just get scratchy when we really need to make that breakthrough! Nice writing Shawn. Cause the way you say it makes it easier to do. Thanks.
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Shawn-1 Premium
Yes...we...do. I think it boils down to persistence. Thank you for reading.

Shawn
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jvranjes Premium
Nice text Shawn. You made the point nicely. Jovo
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Shawn-1 Premium
Thank you.
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