Pushing Past Our Fears: How Life Design Can Help

During Week 1 of the Alumni Life Design Experience (ALDE) at Johns Hopkins University*, participants opened up about their reluctance to leave “the devil they knew” long after realizing their role was no longer right for them. The sunk-cost fallacy — sticking with a decision or course of action that no longer serves you because you’ve invested time and resources into it— can make us resistant to even the smallest changes in our lives, even though it’s often these small changes that trigger momentum and create bigger, more lasting change.

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Originally written by Heather Braun, August 21, 2023.

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