HE wrestles with temptation to eat more than he knows he should. It’s making him too tired too early in the day. Why isn’t he doing something about it?
HE was hurt by comments made by a board member during the meeting last month. It’s all he can think about. Why isn’t he doing something about it?
SHE knows that she should not be meeting with him over coffee and talking with him about her marriage challenges. It’s only creating an emotional connection that is sure to lead to an affair. Why doesn’t she do something about it?
Why don’t we do something about it?
We don’t see the dangerous outcomes.
We don’t know the way out.
We would rather complain and seek out sympathy.
But most of all…
The pain of change is greater than the pain of staying the same.
Talk to a person with a serious sweet tooth who just came from the doctor diagnosed with a serious diabetes. You will see a genuine resolve to cut back or even eliminate what he loved so much to eat. Status quo means not being alive to push his grand kids on the swing set out back. But change means living longer. In other words, the pain of change is less than the pain of staying the same.