“People will cling to an unsatisfactory way of life rather than change in order to get something better, for fear of getting something worse.”
– Eric Hoffer, moral and social philosopher
Do you know any living examples of the definition of insanity? You know, those people who keep on doing the same thing over and over, yet they expect a different result?
Perhaps one reason for their stuckness is what Hoffer suggests: the fear of getting a worse result if they change their ways.
What I have found in my years of coaching and in my own life is that high levels of commitment, combined with multiple levels of support over extended periods of time, almost always produce far better results.
To support you in altering some unsatisfactory part of your life, try this three-step exercise.
- Identify your top commitments in your life that you wish to realize.
- Rally support from all parts of your world.
- Stay in action toward these objectives and accept the risk, and over time your life will be improved.
Repeat as often as you wish.