There are reasons we do the things we do. There are reasons I keep wearing my UGGs to walk the dog even though they hurt my feet. There are reasons I keep eating potato chips even though they make me feel sick. There are reasons I use the baby nail clippers from 15 years ago even though they don’t do a very good job. And it’s important to acknowledge those reasons that continue to foster a behavior that we ostensibly want to change. Even the behaviors that objectively are not serving us, like over working, eating poorly or excessive drinking, are either serving us in unseen manners or they are supported by external circumstances and/or internal desires that purposely maintain the things we are attempting to change.