I often get asked, "Why does change fail?" It's usually from people who have tried to make changes but keep on finding themselves stuck in the same situation, again and again - can you relate?
There are many reasons that change fails, so don't be taken in by anyone who says they have the definitive answer. But there is one reason you may not have considered yet. The truth is, change hurts.
So why does change hurt? Think of it like this.
Change requires movement.
And movement produces friction.
Friction causes pain.
Simply stated, no real change can happen without some level of discomfort.
But often when we experience this pain, we turn from it and run back to old habits, rather than recognising that we are on the right path.