When asked to do something the first thing that crosses the average mind is “Why?” You may not ask why directly but you will have or seek a fundamental understanding of the rationale behind the act you are expected to perform.
This is especially true when we are faced with the task of change.
We are used to what we know and would rather deal with the known than the unknown.
Habits ingrained in us prevent us from being accommodating of change whether consciously or subconsciously. We see things that need change but we would rather not embark on that process of change.
However, pseudo – peace is not peace. There will always be a price for allowing things that should change to fester dependent on when we decide to change/accept the change. Getting over our initial resistance to change might be a lesser price to pay than the certain future consequences of not changing.
It’s like hazard identification and risk assessment. We are required to be proactive and not reactive because being reactive almost always comes at a cost…human, economic or legal. Being proactive means putting control measures in place to reduce the likelihood that the hazards will lead to an incident/injury or death. Being reactive means putting the control measures in place after an incidence has occurred. At which point the cost of the occurrence or incidence has to be borne by everyone affected by it.
That’s one motivation to change…If you do not want to question those assumptions or change the status quo, how about you count the cost?
The cost not just to you but to anybody that maybe directly or indirectly affected by your actions or inaction (family, friends, public, society at large etc.). Maybe that will be the catalyst that will initiate the change process for you.
Why change? What is the cost of not changing? Not just now but to future generations as well.