"The only difference between a rut and a grave is the dimensions" Ellen Glasgow.
Anyone who has ever attempted to change anything knows who the biggest enemy is. Inertia, ingrained habits and thoughts that are the status quo. Doing the same things and expecting different results. There comes a point in most peoples lives when we are simply repeating thoughts and behavior. Venues change, conditions and circumstances in our lives vary but no matter where we go or what we do - there we are. So what really changes? ~ Nothing.
Nothing is really remarkable. It's a starting point. A baseline. A clean sheet of paper. Salespeople know about nothing - it's what they get paid if they don't deliver. An immigrant knows about nothing - it's what they feel they had before they came here. A parent knows about nothing - it's what they really knew before they had a child. The smartest people that ever lived recognized that they knew nothing.
Nothing is great. It's an opportunity. A pure and beautiful opportunity.
If we accept that we are entitled to nothing, owed nothing and deserve nothing, life looks a little different. If we start every day with nothing as our baseline we can get out of a rut - out of a grave. Inertia moves. Change happens when we let go of something and accept nothing.
What we think, who we are and what we've done before today is ~ nothing. In the timeless words of a great man "Past accomplishments are the refuge of the weak." If we really want to get better at anything.
Start with Nothing.