Why people don’t change or: I hate spinach

It’s a strange fact that no matter how much we say we want to change something about ourselves or about our lives, more often than not, we don’t do it,  or we put it off until we have no alternative.

One of the main reasons that we don’t do it is summed up in this little saying I learned when I was a child:

I hate spinach, and I’m glad I hate spinach because if I liked it I would eat it and I hate spinach.

No wonder we fear change and new beginnings: we haven’t yet allowed ourselves to visualise how it really would be if we were different.  This is what turning points can be about: getting the living sense that liking spinach is a real possibility and that we could really give up not liking spinach for good.

Wow. Wouldn’t that be something?