Tipping Point

“At some point, the pain of not doing it becomes greater than the pain of doing it.” -James Clear

At some point, it’s easier to change than to stay the same. It’s easier to take action and feel insecure at the gym than to sit still and experience self-loathing on the couch. It is easier to feel awkward about learning a barbell movement in a group class than to feel worried or embarrassed at your next doctor’s visit.

Every choice has a price, but when we are motivated, it is easier to bear the inconvenience of action than the pain of remaining the same. Somehow we cross a mental threshold — usually after weeks of procrastination and in the face of an impending deadline — and it becomes more painful to not do the work than to actually do it.

You’re here because you do the work.

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