Motivational speaker Tony Robbins once said, “Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.”
The quote at its heart states that the primary reason we change is because of pain. Therefore, when things hurt us or are finally painful enough, we will be motivated to do something different.
I know this to be true from observation and experience. Numerous times I have watched other people suffer because of their own foolishness until they acted differently. Unfortunately, I also had to feel the hurt of my choices too many times before I adjusted my behavior.
The question I must ask is, “Why not change when we have the chance, instead of waiting till it hurts?”
Perhaps it is human nature to wait, or quite possibly it is our stupidity, but the truth is elemental. You do not have to wait until it hurts before you make positive changes in your life. You can start down a new path with a decision at any point on your journey.
Change can happen at any moment we want – it could even happen today.