For real change to occur, whether a person wants to or someone else is trying to influence them, there has to be a meaningful reason.
On my service bus to school every morning, none of the children wear seatbelts. There is a hostess and one of her responsibilities is to enforce this.
In the last 18 months, of the handful of different hostesses I have traveled with, none of them have.
It’s a cultural thing here in Turkey.
Suggestions that it’s important are often scoffed at, directly or indirectly.
Most people obviously haven’t been shown any accident videos of people not wearing seatbelts.
So, the hostess doesn’t enforce the seatbelt rule… unless there are reports of a police check in the area.
When they tell the children to put on their seatbelts, they tell them it’s because there is a police check.
Not because it’ll save them from flying through the front window.
And so the culture of wearing seatbelts as a ridiculous and unnecessary imposition perpetuates.
No real change will ever occur in this way.
If you are trying to effect real change in your life, whatever it might be, you must have a reason to compel you into persistence.