I’m not so sure that the most important key word here is logic as much as it is COMFORT. Because nice as it is, comfort is a trap. A cushy trap. One that keeps us from making any real change in our lives. A de-motivator. And don’t I know it.
Do you know anyone who has stayed in a bad relationship for decades? Sure, they may have been dissatisfied — but that dissatisfaction became the comfortable status quo. What they knew. Familiar discomfort is always more comfortable than the unknown.
Yes, settling back into the armchair of discomfort can be a safe haven from the new, the unfamiliar, the unknown. But no change, no progress, really, no forward momentum can happen while we’re relaxed in that armchair. And what keeps us there is FEAR. Fear of the unknown. Fear of the unfamiliar. Fear of failure.
Logic is how we rationalize our decisions, how we lock down the status quo so securely that change can’t get in.
Look, anyone with a brain can figure out how to make a logical case for any decision, a case so convincing that it’s hard to refute.
But who’s fooling who? (or, to be grammatically correct, who’s fooling whom?)
Logic isn’t all that, you know. Oh, it has its place. But when human behavior is concerned and especially when change is the issue, it’s wise to test that logic and probably with someone who doesn’t have a stake in the analysis.
The logic trap. Beware of it.