Emotional painkilling . . .

 “People who suffer the most from a given state of affairs are paradoxically the least likely to question, challenge, reject, or change it … people are motivated to rationalize the status quo – even if it goes directly against their interests … It’s an emotional painkiller.  If the world is supposed to be this way, we don’t need to be dissatisfied with it.” (Adam Grant)

So, how might you as a leader or a coach support someone to consider the possibility of change and the benefits it might bring?  What self-limiting beliefs do they hold about themselves that you might have to work hard on in order to help them to see differently?


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