Change in 5 Steps

Step 1.
I walk down a street and there’s a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. It takes me forever to get out. It’s not my fault.

Step 2.
I walk down the same street. I fall in the hole again. It still takes a long time to get out. It’s my fault.

Step 3.
I walk down the same street. I fall in the hole again. It’s becoming a habit. It is my fault. I get out immediately.

Step 4.
I walk down the same street and see the deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.

Step 5.
I walk down a different street.

Now imagine this journey to be mental. Replace “street”with “behaviour path” and “hole in sidewalk” with “state of stress”.

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