Updated: Aug 2, 2019
One of Seth Godin's blog post's this week was titled "People don't change." It was short and to the point. The link will take you to his blog site (I recommend checking it out, he's got some profound ideas across many topics), but I will quote the whole thing here:
People don't change
(Unless they want to)
Humans are unique in their ability to willingly change. We can change our attitude, our appearance and our skillset.
But only when we want to.
The hard part, then, isn't the changing it.
It's the wanting it
I think it's important to add that wanting change is only the first step. The next step is to take action to incite the change. But as I think further, saying that you want something and then failing to take the action required to get it must mean that you don't truly want it at all.
Why are people so resistant to change?
Because change isn't easy. It's difficult. It requires sustained hard work.
It's much easier to sit back and let everything stay the same, accepting the status quo. The problem with that theory is that he/she who is unwilling to change will inevitably be left behind.
Take action. Keep up. Don't be too proud to realize that in order to achieve different, better results in whatever the endeavor (learning, communication, relationships, business, fitness, parenting, etc., etc., etc...) the change has to start with you.
You have to want it.
Then you have to act on it in order to achieve it.