Meet Bob. Bob has an unhealthy, stressful life and lifestyle. He don’t eat properly, he drinks too much, he smokes, doesn’t exercise and doesn’t get enough sleep at night. He has a high pressured job, which results in working long hours with no real downtime. Bob is an unhappy guy!
Bob most probably understands that this type of lifestyle is unsustainable and will probably end badly. So why doesn’t Bob change? Why does you stay in his unhealthy comfort zone?
I find this truly fascinating, as this “tipping point” for change will be different for everyone. What’s interesting is that it’s not that Bob doesn’t know the benefits of making changes, and to aggravate the situation he gets told by his family and friends all the time. “Bob, you should take better care of yourself!”
It’s not the why you should change, it’s the when and what that are so important. When will Bob reach his tipping point and what will cause him to change?
Will it take a near-death experience for Bob to make the life altering decision to change his ways or will he experience an epiphany one day?
Depending on our age and stage in life, there is a little bit of Bob in all of use. Just for a moment, stand back and look at your life from the outside. What are you not happy with? What are you tolerating? What do you know needs to change, but you haven’t made the leap? Will your tipping point be an external trigger, something you cannot control or will it be your decision and actions which will drive the change?
Think about what your life would be like if you actually made that change? How much better, happier, satisfied would you be?
Then define what you need in order to make this change happen? No one is going to do it for you – what is your tipping point?