One day a man was walking down the street on his way to work. As he walked down the street, there were dogs on just about every front porch and they all would bark as the man walked passed them. However, there was one dog that he remembered, because this dog was just sitting there and he was whimpering and whining and moaning, you know the little whimpering sounds dogs make when they are wounded or in some sort of pain. Well, this particular dog was just sitting there on the front porch making those sounds. The man was curious as to why this dog wasn't barking like the other dogs and why he was whimpering. He couldn't figure it out, so he just kept walking to work.
The next day he was in the same situation where he was walking down the street and saw the dogs once again and this same dog that was moaning and groaning the other day was doing the same thing today and he just couldn't figure it out.
Well, he walked passed for an entire week and everyday the dog would be there moaning and groaning. So, finally, the guy got fed up, he said, "let me find out what's going on."
So he went and knocked on the door...
and a guy came out and said, "Yes, how may I help you?" He said, "Sir, is this your dog?" "Yes, that's my dog." "Well, what's wrong with him?"
The owner of the dog said, "What do you mean?" "Well, he's been sitting here moaning and groaning, whimpering and whining for an entire week. The rest of the dogs are barking, your dog should be barking too, why is he moaning and groaning?"
The owner said, "Well, he's actually sitting on a nail." And the guy said, "What! Your dog is sitting on a nail. Why doesn't he get off?" "Well, it just doesn't hurt him enough."
Because in life ( for some people) the pain we know is more comfortable than the pain we don’t know... even if the reasons are good!
Change, as good as it might sound, is often a little uncomfortable. Anything that we are not familiar with creates fear. In most cases False Evidence Appearing Real. So we will rather stick to what we do know, even if it means the same old paradigm, old patterns, old habits and behavior . So we would rather sit on that nail than face the fire of Personal Evolution.
Moreover, a lot of people are forced to change due to a life threatening situation. Until you get off the nail, it will continue to hurts until it is bad enough. So the paradox to this whole story " you have to want it bad enough to change".
It will take
- Burning Desire/ Magnificent Obsession, and a Definite of Purpose
- Organised Knowledge
- Self Confidence
- Self Belief
- Will power,
- Constant focus,
- A lot of effort.
Change is different for everybody.
“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
Change is a process.
Eliminate anything that activates old subconscious programming and stay focused and practice new habits constantly.