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“Don’t carry your mistakes around. Instead place them under your feet to use as stepping stones.” – Unknown
The status quo, as it applies to our lives, is the result of our habits. Challenging the status quo is challenging our habitual way of seeing and doing.
Sounds crazy doesn’t it?
Even when we know we have a habit that is detrimental to our well-being and fulfillment-either physically or psychologically, we still don’t put the effort into changing it.
We might think about all the ways we act, think or speak that are destructive or less than constructive. We might complain to our friends about how we should change, but we never take the consistent action required.
Respect is admiration or reverence for someone or something. I noticed some time ago that out of efficiency, I was semi-consciously breezing through tasks, conversations and decisions in order to “get to the good stuff” or what I assumed was of a higher priority.
Think about it.
Seriously. If we want to change a habit, we must think about it. Become more aware of it. When does it happen? What's the payoff we receive?