I have often wondered why some people are willing to profoundly change their lives, and others are not.
I suppose some people are constitutionally incapable of honest self assessment and the surrender of impulsive behaviors. But many who are capable of change, do not take the necessary actions–even after they feel the need to change, and are shown the way to do so.
I am convinced that the seed from which all worthwhile achievements spring is a well cultivated “Why”. But for that “Why” to gain motivational power, it must be nurtured and fed with the imagination until it assumes a life of its own and bears fruit.
But that “Gardener” analogy does not dig deep enough. It does not explain why some people cultivate the seed, while others do not. It does not arrive at the essential point of personal accountability; the point where the unwilling can go to become willing.
It is still a mystery to me, But I do not need to solve it. I only need to make sure that I am one of the few who are willing to cultivate the seed.