When you've always done something one way, and you've been relatively successful at it, why change? The answer to that is often "what's the opportunity cost?" or missed opportunity. I can talk myself into feeling successful by harvesting whatever fruit is produced in an untended garden, but think how much more yield I'd enjoy if I put some time and effort into planning and cultivating, and maybe even trying something different!
Fear is at the core of being stuck, especially so, I think when we're stuck in a relatively successful place. But what's the missed opportunity? How much more could we gain if we tried a new way, planned a new course, set our goals higher, dared to be different?
Is fear keeping you stuck in a relatively successful place? Think about it.