Here is a very short little story.
Mary always cut both ends off a leg of lamb before putting it in the oven to roast. One day, her husband, Alan, asked her why she did this as he found this behavior wasteful and irritating.
‘Because my mother did’ she replied
Now, Mary realized that Alan had reach a high level of annoyance over the Sunday roast, to the point where it was growing into a full scale domestic row, so she agreed to phone her mother and ask her why she cut both ends off a leg of lamb…
‘Because my mother did’ said Mary’s mother
So they decided to phone Mary’s Grandmother and ask her
‘Because my oven wasn’t big enough to take a whole leg of lamb, so I cut both ends off’ was the Grandmother’s response.
Mary was stuck in habitual thinking – it is automatic and means that we just do some things without thinking about them.
What is your habitual thinking and what do you need to question?
Have a lovely day,