The secret to change

small tree sapling growing in a pavement crack

“You have many habits that weaken you. The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~Dan Millman

As a new tree grows, it can move old pavement and rocks out of its way with its sure but steady expansion. So can new habits, firmly grounded, expand to crowd out old, less helpful habits more easily than fighting the old habits directly.