Doing things ‘because we have always done them’ or ‘because everyone does’ are two phrases indicating the question ‘To what extent are we anchored by old habits?’ needs to be asked.
Tried and tested routines help us navigate known water in the shape of familiar challenges. Applying old habits frees us to focus attention on more testing waters. All the same, the idea of us being blocked, limited, restricted or anchored by our approach towards life is another thing.
On a micro level, we may discover a better restaurant around the corner from our usual lunchtime haunt. There might be much to be gained by reducing our television intake if we harness the willpower to avoid the sofa immediately after our evening meal. And so on and so on.
On a macro level, to what extent are we anchored by old habits? Well possibly to the extent we feel life has something more to offer us, or better we have something more to offer life. Unleashing our potential, in the form of doing something new, could even widen our horizons.
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