“The only difference between a rut and a grave is the length.” Bill Thrall
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, OR don’t upset the apple cart, are both sayings I grew up hearing. The list goes on for those who enjoy the status quo.
Change challenges us to the core, no matter what our age. Anytime we consider something different from what we are comfortable with, it makes us uncomfortable.
The quote above should move us to realize we need to constantly be learning, growing, and making changes to improve.
We must avoid, at all cost, the mentality of thinking we have arrived and there is nothing else to learn. We get in our rut, doing the same thing in the same way at the same time every day and we do not want to change.
I understand because I am “that” guy. I love a routine and when changes move me out of my comfort zone, it is not good, but it is needed.
We need to adjust our thinking. Remember, if we stop growing and learning, ask, what’s the difference between the rut and the grave?