When I was doing the research for my book The Psychology of Winning, I came across a study of a native tribe in South America. The people in the tribe had been dying prematurely from a strange illness for many generations. Scientists finally discovered that the disease was carried by an insect that lived in the walls of their adobe homes. The natives faced several possible solutions. They could tear down and rebuild their homes. They could move to another location where the insects weren’t found. Or they could do nothing and continue to die young, just as they had for generations. What did they choose to do? Incredibly to me, they have chosen to remain as they are. They have taken the path of least resistance and no change.
Timing is Everything, Denis Waitley, page 79, 80