I’ve noticed that when given a choice I’ll say “I’d rather” and then choose the thing I’m more comfortable with. It feels positive to me because I’m not saying ‘no’ to anything I’m saying ‘yes’ to something.
What I’ve come to realize is that I’m cheating myself because I’m rarely choosing the thing that will let me grow. I’ve also come to realize that failure is growth and by always choosing the path I know the best I’m reducing my chances of learning.
My next step is to reverse my rathers. Instead of “I’d rather do what I’ve done to get what I’ve got” I'm moving towards “I’d rather do what I haven’t done to get something new.”
Do you have a phrase similar to “I’d rather”? Is there a comfortable saying you use to keep you from pushing yourself that extra little bit? Let me know in the comments or email me, I’d love to hear how you could reverse your rathers.