This is the last installment of the 4-part series, “7 Reasons You’re Stuck.”
A man was walking down the street when he passed an old man in a rocking chair on the front porch. On the porch was an old hound dog.
As the man walked by, he couldn’t help but notice that the dog was moaning and crying.
On his way back home, the man passed the same old man on the porch and the dog was still there and still moaning and groaning.
The man stopped and said, “Pardon me. I don’t mean to intrude, but do you mind me asking why your dog keeps making those terrible sounds?”
“Sure,” said the old man. “It’s because he’s lying on a nail.”
“Because it doesn’t hurt bad enough” the old man replied.
This brings us to the 7th but perhaps most prevalent reason people are stuck in a rut:
7. The present isn’t painful enough, yet.
Plenty of people will be like that dog, crying, complaining, and making a fuss. But the reality is they just lie on that nail day after day.
Here’s the hard truth: most people are ok with compromise. They’re living a mediocre life with mediocre expectations. And why shouldn’t they? That’s what everyone else is doing, right?