If you don’t want to change, you don’t have to.
There’s no law that says you have to improve your life.
You don’t have to get thinner or smarter or travel or learn or change. I’m pretty sure this isn’t required such as:
Other than those two, we’re in the clear, right?
Will the pain of the bottom outweigh the joy at the top?
When you’re sick, even a throbbing headache or a pesky cold, you almost can’t remember what it’s like to not have that feeling. When you’re down low, you dream of being even back at neutral, back where things are normal. You’re not even concerned about getting above water, even just treading water and breathing would be nice.
When you’re down and out, you wonder how you got into this mess, down to these depths and why oh why did you take that step or make that decision that brought you to where you are now.
You could stop now and stay down where you are or throw in the towel, sell your ___________ (soul, life, something important) and just get yourself back to normal and promise never to take risks again.
If that’s where you are and where you’re headed, stop now. You know what to do.
If you’re down there and you are looking forward to not only getting back up to the neutral, to the middle line, to the surface, you also know what to do. But it’s completely different.