Most people approach change the way men approach sex: a sprint to the finish.
It’s only natural to want to get where we want to go as fast as we can.
Perhaps that unavoidable terminal that lurks in our future fosters this urge to finish as quickly as possible.
We must get there before we run out of time.
That is also why we often fall short in our challenges, diet plans, workout regimes, and New Year’s resolutions.
We are aiming for the finish line.
But the person who crosses the finish line is always different from the person who started the race.
When we get there, we can’t stop doing all those things that got us there and go back to being who we were before.
“In eight weeks, I’ll be sexy.”
“In two years, I’ll be rich.
“When I get there, I’ll be happy.”
And then, what?